Luna Community College to Pay Legal Bills of Former President

LAS VEGAS, N.M.

Luna Community College has agreed to pay the legal bills of its former interim president, who in return will drop any possible claims he may have against the college, said its current interim president, Dr. Sigfredo Maestas.

The college’s board of trustees voted last month to pay $5,000 in legal costs for Gilbert Sena, who took over the college in October 2006 when the previous president abruptly retired.

Sena was placed on leave in May, but college officials would not say why.

The board also approved a $30,000 contract for Sena to prepare an interim report to the North Central Association, which evaluates colleges and university. The deadline for the report is Thursday.

Sena is an expert in accreditation and has been an evaluator for the North Central Association, Maestas said.

Sena, who had been the Luna college’s academic dean before being named to the top spot, left the school shortly after being placed on leave. Maestas took his place.

The college is seeking a permanent president, and last week announced it had five finalists for the job. The board will interview the candidates over the next few weeks.

Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com



© Copyright 2005 by DiverseEducation.com