Leadership

Guiding Sierra College into the 21st Century and Beyond

Our leaders continue to strengthen Sierra College's position as one of the best community colleges in California.

Together, the Board of Trustees and Superintendent/President Willy Duncan oversee ongoing improvements to facilities, including those approved by Measure E, and academic opportunities as part of Sierra College's overall strategic vision Master Plan and Goals

Meet Our Leaders

Board of Trustees

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Bob Romness, Board President, Area 1

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.

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Paul Bancroft, Area 2

Paul 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.

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Scott Leslie, Area 3

Scott 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.

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Carol Chilton Garcia, Board Vice President, Area 4

Carol Chilton Garcia is a fifth-generation Roseville resident who attended Sierra College and received a Bachelor's of Arts degree from CSU, 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.

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Cari Dawson Bartley, Area 5

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.

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Nancy B. Palmer, Area 6

Nancy B. 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.

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Bob Sinclair, Area 7

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.

Tajinder (TJ) Bahia, Student

 

President/Superintendent and Vice Presidents

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Willy Duncan
Superintendent/President

 

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Vice President, Instruction

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Ryan Davis
Vice President, Human Resources/Chief Negotiator

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Mandy Davies
Vice President, Student Services

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Erik Skinner
Vice President, Administrative Services

Organizational Chart

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