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Report: Pima College should get off probation

Pima Community College should be taken off probation, but remain "on notice" while being improvements continue to be made in the school's administration, a report by accreditors said. PCC has been on probation since April 2013, when an investigation found serious issues with how the college was run.... Read more»1

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PCC's Even getting out, won't run again

A long-time member of the Governing Board of Pima Community College won't seek another term. Brenda Even, in office since 2001, will step down when her term expires after the November election. Two others have filed to seek the District 1 seat on the board, the only one in question this year.... Read more»2

Pima College submits probation progress report

Pima Community College filed a 300-page report with accreditors on Wednesday, laying out the school's work to fix systemic problems pointed out by the Higher Learning Commission last year. Chancellor Lambert called the self-assessment "part of a continuous process of improvement."... Read more»8

Pima brings back ex-interim head as probation advisor

Pima Community College is bringing back Zelema Harris, who served as interim chancellor earlier this year, as a special advisor charged with navigating the school off probation.... Read more»1

Pima College submits accountability plan

Pima Community College submitted Monday an outline of steps to improve the school's administration and comply with the mandates of accreditors, who placed PCC on probation. The accountability plan included the widest-ranging apologies for mismanagement yet made by PCC officials. (with complete document)... Read more»1

Miles to go: Ex-interim chancellor retiring from Pima College

Suzanne Miles, who temporarily led Pima Community College after the resignation of former chancellor Roy Flores, is abruptly resigning after 27 years at the school. Miles stepped down as interim chancellor in April, as the troubled college was placed on probation by accreditors, and assumed a position as president of the Community Campus.... Read more»3

New PCC chief: Accountability will put college back on track

Describing himself as "passionate about community colleges and the mission that we serve," the incoming chancellor of Pima Community College said Friday that a lack of accountability led to the troubles that PCC has faced in recent years.... Read more»1

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PCC holding public forums with chancellor candidates

The four candidates for permanent leader of Pima Community College will meet with the public this week in evening forums.... Read more»

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Biz leaders to Pima board: Resign or face recall

Members of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, a private group of local business leaders, plan to push the resignation of Pima College board members, and would back a recall effort if the longtime Governing Board members remain in office. The SALC joined PCC faculty and staff groups last week in asking the board to halt a search for a permanent chancellor for the school.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

Pima prof: Probation based on hearsay from small groups

The HLC has no credibility and it should withdraw its probation of Pima College. I have yet to see actual, substantial documentation of support for the complaints on which the HLC issued probation on the college. ... Read more»4

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Pima names 4 finalists for permanent chancellor

Pima Community College announced the selection of four chancellor finalists Saturday as the school seeks to pick a permanent leader by July. Pima has been without a permanent CEO for over a year, and the school was placed on probation by accreditors last week.... Read more»1

Pima College placed on probation

Pima Community College has been placed on probation by a national accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission. The HLC announced the move Wednesday morning, saying it "took this action because of concerns related to integrity, financial management, personnel policies and procedures, shared governance, Board oversight of the institution, and systemic and integrated planning."... Read more»1

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PCC interim chief to be paid $26k/mo.

The interim chancellor of Pima Community College, Zelema Harris, will be paid more than $26,000 monthly, plus housing, car and travel benefits, according to her contract with the school.... Read more»1

Guest opinion

PCC Senate pres: Board should resign over missed opportunities

How did we get to this point? As you are all aware the College has been stumbling through a series of public controversies over the past year and a half. We are dealing with the fallout of what occurred during the Dr. Flores administration and the board's response or rather, lack of response, to those controversies. What had been internal and private is now front page news and very public.... Read more»2

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PCC faculty call for Board to resign; Chancellor searches continue

Embattled PCC is looking for two chief executives at the same time: a (very) interim head to replace interim Chancellor Suzanne Miles, and a permanent leader, whom PCC officials hope to have in place by July 1. Meanwhile, the Faculty Senate is poised for a no-confidence vote in the college's Governing Board.... Read more»3

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PCC's Miles: 'Openly admit we erred' in admission change

Pima Community College officials signaled Monday that they are likely to reverse course on tightened admission standards in the wake of a accrediting body's report into administrative lapses at the school. "We're going to openly admit that we erred" in not clearing new enrollment standards for most courses with the Higher Learning Commission, PCC chief Suzanne Miles said.... Read more»2

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