William H. Duncan IV

President of Sierra College

William H. Duncan IV was selected as the sixth President of Sierra College in 2011. President Duncan revitalized the college’s facility master planning efforts resulting in a 20-year plan to accommodate the future growth and needs of the Rocklin campus, culminating in the passage of a $350 million bond measure in June 2018. The Rocklin campus master plan consists of new and upgraded facilities, including a new science building, a public safety center, infrastructure improvements, expansion of student services facilities, and on-campus housing. The college opened its first centralized Veterans Center in 2013, with the assistance of the Sierra College Foundation.

President Duncan is also leading the college through a re-engineering of programs and services to streamline student progress, ensure student success, remove the barriers to completion, and address equity gaps. A key component of this effort has a strong collaborative partnership with the K-12 school districts in the college’s service area.

President Duncan is actively involved at the state level and serves on multiple committees and task forces. He is currently the chair of the statewide CEO Student Centered Funding Formula Task Force, the Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC) Board of Directors, and the Association for California Community College Administrators (ACCCA) Committee for Finance and Legislative Advocacy. He serves on the board of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), the Community College League of California (CCLC) Advisory Committee on Legislation, the Placer County Economic Development Board, Valley Vision, and several Chambers of Commerce. Additionally, he is the co-chair of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council’s Competitiveness Council which promotes economic growth for the region. He is also a lifelong Rotarian.

Willy and his wife, Melody, reside in Newcastle. They have two sons, a daughter, a beautiful grand-daughter, and three dogs.