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Posted Sep 12, 2012, 10:08 pm
Pima Community College's search for a new chancellor will be assisted by a 31-member citizens' committee that will play a "key role" in the hunt for a replacement for longtime college head Roy Flores.
The members of the committee were appointed Wednesday night by the PCC Governing Board.
The Search Advisory Committee "of local citizens and PCC employees that will play a key role in choosing PCC's next chancellor," said Pima spokesman C.J. Karamargin.
The committee will be chaired by Governing Board members Brenda B. Even and David Longoria, and includes former University of Arizona President Henry Koffler, and Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce chief Lea Marquez-Peterson.
The committee, selected from nominations by the public and PCC employee groups, includes college faculty, staff, administrators and a student.
"We're a public body, and this should be a public process," Karamargin said Wednesday night. "The college is seeking to make this search as transparent and inclusive as possible."
"We have broad representation across the community, we have included representatives of both the public sector and the private sector, and we have included our critics as well," PCC Board Chairman Scott Stewart said in a press release.
"The people of Pima County help fund the college with their tax dollars," he said. "It is crucial that their voices be heard loudly and clearly as we select an individual who'll set the college's direction for years to come."
Flores, in the post since 2003, stepped down amid controversy earlier this year. Pima's former provost, Suzanne Miles, is serving as interim chancellor during the search.
Karamargin said the college is targeting February-March 2013 for having picked a new chancellor, and that the college should have a new head on the job by July of next year.
For more info, see www.pima.edu/chancellorsearch,