CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The president of Western Nevada College who earlier announced her plans to resign in January out of frustration with continuing budget cuts to education has decided to step down immediately.
Carol Lucey said in a message she sent to the Carson City-based college's community on Wednesday she had made the decision based on "many reasons," but provided no other details.
Lucey has been the school president for 14 years. She told her staff in July she intended to stay on the job until January, but that she was unwilling to serve through another legislative session that saw state funding cut at WNC by more than 11 percent.
Chet Burton, WNC's vice president for finance and administrative services, will become the executive officer in charge until an acting president is named.
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