By ANDREW PAXTON
Pima Community College’s governing board held its first meeting of the semester on Sept. 18 at the college’s district office. The meeting took place after Aztec Press went to print.
The meeting agenda contained standard administration and student reports, along with several grant requests and a proposal of goals from Chancellor Lee Lambert.
The chancellor requested funding from the board for PCC’s Adult Education “GED Now!” program and the Family Literacy program held at Community Campus. He also requested funding for two other grants that support occupational and early childhood education.
Lambert submitted a list of chancellor goals to the governing board. The goals “will provide clear direction for the chancellor and the chancellor’s cabinet for the upcoming year,” according to the proposal.
His objectives include:
· Strengthening constructive employee engagement,
· Restoring confidence in the leadership of Pima,
· Increasing community involvement,
· Improving operation effectiveness of the college,
· Responding to the concerns of the Higher Learning Commission.
The HLC highlighted a “culture of fear” and a breakdown of leadership when it placed Pima on probation in April. Lambert’s goals seek to directly address the problems found by the college’s accrediting body.