Sierra College board president keeps top position |

Sierra College board president keeps top position

ROCKLIN ” After apologizing to his fellow members of the Sierra College board of trustees Tuesday night, Jerry Simmons retained his role as the board’s president following a 4-3 vote against a motion to have him step down.

Simmons apologized to the board, at the outset, for the way he’s been handling his role as a trustee. He admitted having made some key decisions poorly despite his “best intentions.”

Simmons was joined by fellow trustees Aaron Klein, Scott Leslie and Nancy Palmer in voting against the motion for him to step down as board president.

Two of their fellow board members, Dave Creek and Barbara Vineyard, along with Academic Senate President Johnnie Terry and Classified Senate President Anthony Maki Gill strongly urged Simmons to resign Tuesday night, expressing their disapproval of him on several issues.

The Sierra College District is in the midst of an environmental impact report for the construction of a campus in Truckee that will serve the Tahoe-Truckee region. Large-scale construction is set to start summer 2007.

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