One month before a highly potential new Board of Trustee member was voted in that could swing the majority against Dr. Garcia’s raise and extension, The College of the Desert Board of Trustees voted 3-2 Thursday to extend the contract of, and give a pay raise to, Superintendent/President Martha Garcia.

Garcia’s annual base salary will increase effective immediately to more than $397,000 per year, about a 12% increase to her current salary. Her term was extended one year through June 2025, and her severance pay would increase from 12 to 18 months of salary. Read full article here

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