Pima hosts nursing program candidate forums


Pima Community College will host candidate forums for its assistant dean of nursing and director of nursing positions July 29.

PCC is searching for an assistant dean and director of nursing following the investigation and subsequent resignation of its former dean, Marty Mayhew. Nancy Peasley, a nursing program laboratory specialist, also left Pima after she was placed on administrative leave due to the findings of the investigation.

The forums will be held on Pima’s West Campus in Room A-207, and the candidate schedule will be:


Yuko Bautista – 9:45-10:15 a.m.

Jacqueline Kern – 11:15-11:45 a.m.

Joseph J. Gaw – 12:45-1:15 p.m.


Pima has invited all community members to these 30 minute forums, and attendee feedback must be reported to the college no later than August 1 at 5 p.m.

Bautista is currently pursing a doctorate in education from Grand Canyon University, and holds Master of Business Administration and Science in Nursing degrees from the University of Phoenix.

Bautista began teaching at Pima in 2002, and is currently an instructional faculty member for the college’s nursing department.

Kern was educated at the University of Arizona and holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree, along with Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Nursing.

Kern has almost 40 years of nursing and education experience, she was the clinical associate professor at UA for four years starting in 2008 and in 2012 became an instructor for Pima’s nursing department.

Gaw obtained a Doctor of Education degree, along with Master and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees from Grand Canyon University.

Gaw became a registered nurse for Tucson’s Community Health Systems Northwest Medical Center seven years ago. He began instructing online for Northern Arizona University last year, and signed on as a full-time instructor for Pima’s nursing department in 2012.

For additional details including candidate bios, forum videos and the community feedback form, visit the PCC website here.

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