Western Nevada College President Carol Lucey is resigning in the aftermath of the 2013 Legislature, according to the Associated Press.
In a memo to staff Tuesday, Lucey says she’s unwilling to serve through another legislative session that saw state funding for the Carson City-based college cut by more than 11 percent.
She says the budget cuts that began in 2009 have been painful. She says the college, with satellite campuses in Douglas and Churchill counties and centers in other rural areas, has seen its state funding slashed by about 40 percent since the recession.
A new funding formula adopted by the Legislature sends more money to southern Nevada schools.
Lucey has been president of WNC for 15 years. She says she’s asked Chancellor Dan Klaich to begin a national search for her replacement.
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