Trustees re-approve interim superintendent/president employment contract

The Lassen Community College Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to re-approve the interim superintendent/president contract with Dr. Trevor Albertson.

During the Tuesday, Jan. 12 board meeting, the trustees voted to re-approve the contract from April 15 through April 14, 2022.

Albertson was initially appointed interim superintendent/president in December 2019 following Dr. Marlon Hall’s retirement.

In the agreement approved Tuesday, it was shared the interim superintendent/president’s compensation will increase from $175,000 to $203,000 effective Dec. 1, 2020 and includes health and welfare insurance benefits in the amount of $20,357.47.

According to the contract, this agreement may be terminated at any time upon 15 days prior written notice, or without notice, at the district’s option, upon appointment of a regular superintendent/president. Upon appointment of a regular superintendent/president, Dr. Albertson and district may agree to a period of overlap with the new regular superintendent/ president in order to assist the with transition into the position.

According to a December 2019 Lassen News article, Albertson, who began work at LCC in 2018, earned his PhD from the University of California, Merced, with a major field of the political-diplomatic history of the twentieth century United States, and was an IGCC-UCDC Dissertation Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies. He earned a master of arts degree in International Affairs from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, and a bachelor of arts degree from Norwich University.

Albertson is a former assistant professor and course director at the Department of Defense’s Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Albertson came to LCC as a former Air Force officer, one who served as a congressional staffer, a deputy secretary of an agency of California state government.