KVCR President Resigns
The president of KVCR television and radio stations has suddenly resigned.
Larry Ciecalone, who has headed public television and radio outlets serving San Bernardino and Riverside counties since 2003, has resigned effective May 31.
He will be paid through Dec. 31 at his $172,624 annual salary. The San Bernardino Community College District - which oversees KVCR—will also continue to pay into his retirement and pay health benefits through the end of the year as well, according to a final settlement agreement between Ciecalone and the station.
The resignation was announced at the end of a closed session during last week’s meeting of the San Bernardino Community College District Board.
In March, Ciecalone was placed on paid administrative leave, said Jack Miyamoto, vice chancellor of human resources. The reason was not disclosed.
The final settlement agreement says that “an actual dispute exists” between the parties, and that it is in the employee’s and the district’s best interest for Ciecalone to resign.
District officials declined to discuss details, citing the confidentiality of personnel matters.
As part of the settlement, the district agreed not to place a notice of termination in Ciecalone’s personnel file.
And Ciecalone agreed not to make any statements that disparage the district or any of its employees.
The settlement also requires the district to direct requests for references from potential employers to the district’s Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Jack Miyamoto.
John Longville, a college board member, said that there is not an immediate plan to replace Ciecalone, who was both KVCR’s president and general manager.
The district “is trying to hold costs down during this difficult economic time,” Longville said.