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PCC provost stepping down to take post in Colorado

The provost of Pima Community College, on the job for a little over a year, is moving on to take a position at a Colorado school. Jerry Migler, who was appointed in August 2012, will leave Pima to become the vice president of academic affairs for the Colorado Community College System.

His duties will be taken up by Zelema Harris, a former PCC interim chancellor hired earlier this month to be a special advisor dealing with the college's probation.

An interim replacement for Migler will be put in place "as soon as possible," college spokesman C.J. Karamargin said in an interview.

"The team we have in place knows what they're doing," he said. "With Dr. Harris' extensive experience we feel we are in very capable hands."

Harris, who is being paid $193,946 in the new position of executive vice chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness, will not be paid extra for taking on the provost's duties, Karamargin said.

"We will seek input from faculty leadership as we search for an interim provost," said PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert in an email to college staff Tuesday afternoon. "We hope to have the position filled soon by a recognized academic leader."

Migler was paid $180,000 as provost.

Before working at PCC, Migler served as the executive vice president and provost of Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Moorhead, Minn. Prior to that, he was vice president of College Outreach and dean of Technologies and Services Division at North Dakota State College of Sciences.

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He was selected as the permanent provost of Pima in May 2012, replacing Charlotte Fugett, a college administrator who was filling that post on an interim basis.

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Nov 12, 2013, 8:07 pm
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Another one jumping off the sinking ship, I guess.

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Migler, left, and former interim PCC Chancellor Suzanne Miles, at a Governing Board meeting in March.