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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 […]

Updates

Updates

Compiled by Nick Meyers Ex-chancellor remains silent after demand Former Chancellor Roy Flores has yet to respond to Pima Community College’s refusal to apologize for statements made by current Chancellor Lee Lambert in an online video released Aug. 15, 2014. “A critical chapter of the college’s past occurred when eight women employed at the college had the […]

Former chancellor wants apology

Former chancellor wants apology

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College is under fire from its former chancellor following the college’s response to sexual harassment allegations against him. Pima received a letter from an attorney for the former chancellor, Roy Flores, on Aug. 20 that took issue with a video posted on Pima’s website by the current chancellor, Lee Lambert. […]

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 […]

Protesters urge accreditation suspension of Pima Community College

Protesters urge accreditation suspension of Pima Community College

 By CHELO GRUBB The Coalition for Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility has sent a letter recommending that Pima Community College be placed on probation by the organization that accredits the college. C-FAIRR, a local organization formed in February 2012, claims the college inadequately handled multiple situations, including claims of sexual harassment against former Chancellor Roy […]

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL: Don't risk Pima accreditation

AZTEC PRESS EDITORIAL: Don’t risk Pima accreditation

Over the last nine months, Pima Community College has generated concern throughout the community. Eight women filed claims of sexual harassment against then-Chancellor Roy Flores. Flores retired from Pima, but almost managed to maintain another year of his six-figure salary to do unspecified consultant work. Widespread uproar erupted when the governing board considered skipping a […]