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NVC president Kraft discusses decision to delay bond issue

Napa Valley College president Ron Kraft explains his reasoning for not going forward with a November 2018 bond issue in an enticing Napa Broadcasting interview with Jeff Schechtman.


The interview, which can be heard at, covers the growing community role of NVC in responding to future job needs, the improving relationship between the college and every layer of the community, and how the college can help with local housing needs.


This past academic year (2017-18), the college completed a detailed master plan of its needs for the next quarter century, then surveyed county residents on their educational priorities. However, political turmoil in Washington, the prospects of a trade war with other nations, and an uncertain stock market all contributed to the decision to continue studying the bond, Kraft said.