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Terra State administrator placed on leave following assault charge

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Jerry Buccilla

Terra State Community College President Dr. Ron Schumacher announced on Thursday that he has placed college administrator Jerry Buccilla on administrative leave, effective immediately until further notice.

The decision to place Buccilla on administrative leave is a result of a misdemeanor assault charge levied against Buccilla in August 2019.

“All of the College’s employees are held to a high standard of integrity as it is a core value,” Schumacher said.

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

Jacque Foos, co-interim vice president of financial affairs, and Frank Gioffre, head women’s basketball coach, will be stepping in to cover Buccilla’s responsibilities.

President Schumacher continued, “We are awaiting completion of this case before rendering final judgment on any sort of further actions that the college will take.”

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