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Next Board Meeting

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Open Session 4:00 pm
Sierra College – Rocklin Campus
5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677

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 agenda for additional information and protocols regarding public comments.

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. He currently serves as Board President.

Here is a map showing Area 1 boundaries

Paul Bancroft

Area 2: Paul Bancroft

Paul Bancroft Bancroft was born in Truckee and raised in North Lake Tahoe. He has worked with Tahoe SAFE (Stopping Abuse For Everyone) Alliance since 2008, initially as a Prevention Educator working with youth on violence prevention, consent and healthy relationships. After working as a program coordinator and director, he became the executive director in 2016. Bancroft has a Master’s Degree in Latin American and Iberian Studies from UC Santa Barbara and a Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages and Literature with an emphasis in Spanish and Education from Montana State University.

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. 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

Carol Chilton Garcia

Area 4: Carol Chilton Garcia

Carol Chilton Garcia

Carol Chilton Garcia is a fifth-generation Roseville resident who attended Sierra College and received a Bachelors of Arts degree from California State University Sacramento. Her community banking career spans 37 years and she is currently a Senior Vice President for Community 1st Bank in Roseville. For the past 22 years, Carol has volunteered her time with local non-profits, service clubs and City of Roseville committees and commissions. Carol served on the Roseville City Council from 2007-2016, ending her term as mayor for the city. Carol resides in Roseville with her husband of 35 years, and they have two adult daughters. She currently serves as the Board Vice President.

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.

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

Bob Sinclair

Area 7: Bob Sinclair

Bob Sinclair

Bob Sinclair is a life-long resident of Placer County, born in Auburn and raised in Roseville. Bob has lived the past 25 years in Rocklin, California, with his wife Christine, a retired public educator. He is a partner in the law firm of Sinclair Wilson, Baldo & Chamberlain, Attorneys at Law, with offices in Roseville and Auburn. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Santa Clara, School of Law. Prior to entering private practice, Bob served as a judicial clerk for the California Supreme Court and staff attorney for the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District. He has practiced law in Placer County for over 39 years. Since 2007, in addition to his law practice, Bob serves on the Board of Directors of Community 1st Bank, headquartered in Auburn.

Bob has been a member of the Rotary Club of Roseville since 1979 and was a founding director of the Rotary Club of Roseville Foundation. He served as President in 1993-1994 and was selected as an Outstanding Roseville Rotarian in 1998. Bob has also been a member of the Roseville Area Chamber of Commerce since 1979, having served as its President in 2006. In 2014, Bob was honored to receive the Edward M. Friedman Community Service Award in recognition of his many contributions to the local community.

Here is a map showing Area 7 boundaries

Iulia Tarasova

Student Trustee: Iulia Tarasova


Iulia Tarasova will be entering her third year at Sierra College. She has a background in Business and Computer Science. In her free time, she takes great joy in thinking of new and better ways to benefit the students at Sierra College. She also enjoys exploring the city. This led her to participating in Walk-For-Wish fundraising events to help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in the community who are battling critical illnesses. She is a determined and kind-hearted person and she loves serving her community in any way she can. Iulia is committed to representing all of the students, as well as the whole district, as a member of the Board of Trustees.

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. View the map of trustee areas or call 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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