Terra State Administrator Resigns

Terra State Community College

On January 30, 2020, Terra State Community College administrator Jerry Buccilla submitted his resignation effective February 28, 2020 after he was placed on administrative leave since January 9, 2020. 

Terra State Community College President Dr. Ron Schumacher stated, “We are thankful to Jerry for his efforts launching Titan intercollegiate athletics and his work in the financial affairs area.”

“My resignation is tendered with a heavy heart in part because of the high regard and affection I have formed for the school and its value and importance to the community,” said Buccilla.

In this period, the college will provide a smooth transition of roles. Jacque Foos, interim vice president of financial affairs, and Frank Gioffre, head women’s basketball coach, will be stepping in to cover Buccilla’s responsibilities.

The decision to place Buccilla on administrative leave was a result of interactions with him subsequent to a misdemeanor assault charge levied against Buccilla in August 2019.

Buccilla was hired by the college in 2019 as head men's basketball coach, athletic director and co-interim vice-president of financial affairs.