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Next Board Meeting

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Open Session 4:00 pm
Sierra College - Rocklin Campus
5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, CA, Room LRC-133

Comments from the community:

The public may address the Board on any agenda item. Individuals who wish to address the Board on subjects not appearing on the agenda may do so during the Comments from the Community portion of the meeting. Please refer to the last page of the agenda for additional information and protocols regarding public comments.

See Trustee Area Maps in the "Meet your Trustees" section below.

Serving the Sierra College Community

The district is governed by a locally-elected 7 member Board of Trustees consisting community professionals, business officials, public policy leaders, and leading citizens. They offer their time and talent to ensure that Sierra remains responsive to local community needs as well as true to its mission and vision.

Meet Your Trustees

Bob Romness

Area 1: Bob Romness

Bob Romness

Bob Romness currently serves as the Executive Director of the Lincoln Volunteer Center, a position he has held since 1999. For the past five years, Bob was the CEO of the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce. Before that he was an Associate Pastor at Heritage Church in Lincoln, a church he and his family helped start in 1994. Prior to that he was the Owner/Manager of a bicycle store in Yuba City for 25 years.

Bob also sits as a Board Member with three local organizations; the Western Placer Education Foundation, Placer Valley Tourism, and Community Christian Schools, an elementary and preschool he helped his late wife Becky start in 1995. He is also a founding member of the Community Foundation of Lincoln. He has a passion for building community, serving businesses, and engaging local residents in community service.

Here is a map showing Area 1 boundaries

Dave Ferrari

Area 2: Dave Ferrari

Dave Ferrari

Dave Ferrari was elected to the Board in 1998, has served two terms as Board President, and has served as Vice President/Clerk. He grew up in and represents the Tahoe/Truckee region. He runs Ferrari's Crown Motel, a business founded and built by his parents in 1955. Dave, a community activist, founder and board member of the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe also serves on the board of the Family Resource Center; and the Grants committee with the Tahoe/Truckee Community Foundation.

Here is a map showing Area 2 boundaries

Scott Leslie

Area 3: Scott Leslie

Scott Leslie

Mr. Leslie was elected to the Board in 2004, and he currently serves as Board President. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from California State Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo and an M.B.A. from San Diego State University. He lives with his wife and children in Roseville.

Here is a map showing Area 3 boundaries

Bill Halldin

Area 4: Bill Halldin

Bill Halldin

Bill Halldin is a Past President of the Sierra College Foundation, serving in that position from 2004 to 2007, and has been active in a number of community organizations. He served on the board of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2008, including serving as Chairman in 2006. From 2001 to 2004, he taught part-time as an adjunct faculty member at California State University Sacramento. He also has served on the boards of the Rocklin Educational Excellence Foundation and the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on the Organizing Committee for the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack in Rocklin.

He graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1984 and was awarded a Master’s in Public and Private Management from Yale University’s School of Management in 1991. He is the owner of a Roseville-based public relations firm, which he founded in 1999. He and his wife have two children and reside in Rocklin.

Here is a map showing Area 4 boundaries

Cari Dawson Bartley

Area 5: Cari Dawson Bartley

Cari Dawson Bartley

Cari Dawson Bartley has had relatives in this area for three generations; she and her immediate family have lived in Auburn since 1999. She was an early enrollee in the “early college high school” movement, which today allows students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Cari earned her A.A.S. degree in Visual Media Technology from Spokane Falls Community College in Washington state. Working in media-related businesses, both in design and marketing, and later as a co-owner and operator of a newspaper company, Cari more recently was the Executive Editor and Marketing Director for a company providing content to media outlets. Prior to becoming a Trustee, Cari was actively involved in education as a mother and school volunteer. She currently serves as Board Vice President.

Here is a map showing Area 5 boundaries

Nancy B. Palmer

Area 6: Nancy B. Palmer

Nancy B. Palmer

Mrs. Palmer has lived in Grass Valley since 1973 and has long been a community activist. She was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 1994. Her professional and service organizations include the Rotary Club and Friends of Hospice. She is currently President of the Placer County School Boards Association and also serves on the Placer County Treasury Oversight Committee.

Here is a map showing Area 6 boundaries

Aaron Klein

Area 7: Aaron Klein

Aaron Klein

Aaron is a native born Californian, and has lived in Placer County since he was seven years old. He grew up as the oldest of six kids in a middle class family, began working at the age of twelve for his dad's company, and is co-founder and CEO at Riskalyze, a technology company in Auburn. He has been married to Cacey Steward Klein since 2001. Through the miracle of adoption, they are the proud parents of Spencer, born in South Korea; Emma, born in Ethiopia; and Teddy, born in Ethiopia. Aaron's passion is increasing access to college. He has served on the board since 2004.

Here is a map showing Area 7 boundaries

Hugo Lopez

Student Trustee: Hugo Lopez

Hugo Lopez

Originally From El Salvador, Hugo immigrated to California at an early age. He grew up in the town of Auburn in Northern California. A Placer High School grad, he will graduate from Sierra College in 2017 with a Communications and Social/ Behavioral Science Degrees. He plans to transfer to Stanford University or Sacramento State University to pursue a career in politics as an elected official or in the private sector. Always having mentors and important people in his life, like the Puente program, to push and motivate him has inspired him to come back to his community to serve as a mentor and a role model to younger generations. With going to school, working in the Marketing Department at Sierra, and being Student Body President/Trustee, he is very grateful and excited for the 2016-2017 school year.

Trustee Area Boundaries

By adoption of Resolution 03-2013-01, the Placer County Committee on School District Organization has approved the Sierra College Redistricting and Rearrangement of its Trustee Area Boundaries. The new map of trustee areas is available here or by calling the Sierra College President's Office at (916) 660-7000. 

Para ayuda en Español, por favor pongase en contacto con el Dr. Reyes Ortega al (916) 660-7408.


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    Rocklin, CA 95677
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  • 5000 Rocklin Rd.
    Rocklin, CA 95677

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