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Pima’s Top Tier CEO

Pima’s Top Tier CEO

By PJ REGOLE At Pima Community College, students are encouraged to maintain a standard of excellence. However, that doesn’t come from just anywhere — it starts from the top. PCC’s own Chancellor Lee D. Lambert holds to this standard, and is clearly setting an example. “This award that I received in which I was recommended […]

Gonzales issues letter, challenges PCC counsel

Gonzales issues letter, challenges PCC counsel

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors voted during the April 12 meeting to limit debate for the sake of time and efficiency, spurring another round of contentious motions and requests. The action followed an epic five-and-a-half-hour long board meeting on March 8. During the meeting, District 5 Representative Luis Gonzales clashed […]

Monthly board meeting goes long, gets personal

Monthly board meeting goes long, gets personal

By EDDIE CELAYA The March 8 Pima Community College Governing Board meeting will be remembered for two reasons: its nearly intolerable length and its bombshell accusations. A scheduled vote on the college’s most important issue, tuition rates, was postponed. The nearly five and a half hour long meeting tested the patience of the board members, […]

College in stretch run with accreditor

College in stretch run with accreditor

By EDDIE CELAYA After nearly five years of sanctions, Pima Community College is waiting on its accrediting body to decide its fate. That ruling is expected when the Higher Learning Commission’s board of trustees meets Feb. 23-24. The saga began in the summer of 2012 with numerous complaints, including allegations of sexual misconduct against then-Chancellor […]

Chancellor releases community report

Chancellor releases community report

Pima Community College chancellor Lee Lambert has released a 25-page report intended to inform the public about the progress and achievements being made at the college. “Each day, our faculty and staff help students succeed,” Lambert wrote. “Our challenge is to document evidence of that successful teaching and learning.” The report includes information on different […]

Chancellor reaches for North Star

Chancellor reaches for North Star

By JAMIE VERWYS Pima Community College has been making headlines and drastic changes for the last few years. With remaining concerns from the Higher Learning Commission, statewide budget cuts and a variety of federal audits, the students and faculty of PCC must be resilient. That type of resilience only comes after chaos. When Chancellor Lee […]

Budget woes plague PCC

Budget woes plague PCC

By JAMIE VERWYS College students in Arizona might be facing future tuition increases in light of Gov. Doug Ducey’s proposed budget cuts to schools statewide. Under Gov. Ducey’s plans, community colleges in Pima, Maricopa and Pinal counties are facing budget cuts upwards of $9 million. Pima Community College officials have been working to develop strategies […]

College addresses harassment

College addresses harassment

By S.J. BARAJAS Pima Community College is still addressing the fallout resulting from harassment claims against former chancellor Roy Flores, who retired in 2012 amid  allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct. Pima was placed on probation by the Higher Learning Commission, partially due to its handling of the allegations. Chancellor Lee Lambert released a video […]

PCC holds forums for veterans

PCC holds forums for veterans

By DAVID JOSEPH DEL GRANDE Pima Community College recently hosted two forums to provide information regarding veteran education benefits and waiver assistance for students who received debt letters from the Veterans Administration. Pima’s forums were held on June 21 and June 23 in an effort to assist approximately 3,700 students whom had received veteran benefits […]

Pima still facing hiring troubles

Pima still facing hiring troubles

By SHAQ DAVIS Quincy L. Moore, who was recently hired to a vice president position at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus, was let go Feb. 18, just six weeks after his appointment. Moore was paid $5,000 by the college to relocate from Ohio, and his contract ran until June of this year. He beat out […]

PCC facing drop-off in enrollment

PCC facing drop-off in enrollment

By EBONY STOGLIN An unwavering drop in enrollment at Pima Community College has officials taking action. Twenty-four faculty members and administrators have come together to form a task force that focuses on increasing enrollment rates and figuring out why they are suddenly dropping. There has also been talk of hiring a consultant. “We are bringing […]

Chancellor asks students for input

Chancellor asks students for input

By ANDREW PAXTON Since becoming chancellor of Pima Community College more than seven months ago, Lee Lambert has met with different constituencies. To ensure that he understands student concerns, Lambert will hold open-office hours at PCC campuses and facilities. The first visit took place Feb. 5 at West Campus. “I want us to be as […]

Feb. 4 talk will examine college classroom success

Feb. 4 talk will examine college classroom success

By EBONY STOGLIN When comparing a classroom from the 1980s to a classroom in 2014, the differences are drastic. The way students learn and the tools they use to process information have evolved. Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert and anthropology instructor Gene Trester will discuss those changes during a presentation titled “Creating Climates for […]

Federal official champions adult learning programs

Federal official champions adult learning programs

By ANDREW PAXTON   The federal government’s lead official on adult education heard nothing but praise for Pima Community College’s programs during a recent visit.   Brenda Dann-Messier, U.S. assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, toured El Pueblo Liberty Adult Learning Center on Sept. 11 before participating in a roundtable discussion led by PCC […]

Governing board holds first meeting of semester

Governing board holds first meeting of semester

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 […]