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PCC appoints Community Campus president

Pima Community College is filling the post of president of the school's Community Campus. Chancellor Lee Lambert announced Tuesday that he selected Lorraine Morales, currently vice president of instruction at PCC's East Campus, for the position.... Read more»1

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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

John C. Scott

J.C. Scott: Digital-age privacy; TUSD curriculum leaks

Interviews with Arizona Capitol Times reporter Hank Stephenson, Republican state Rep. Ethan Orr, Councilman Steve Kozachik, Washington correspondent Jimmy Zuma, TucsonSentinel.com's Dylan Smith, and Tucson Padres GM Mike Feder.... Read more»

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

Pima College posts videos of chancellor forums

Videos of the employee and public forums held as part of Pima Community College's chancellor search have been posted online by the school. The move follows a public records request for the recordings made Tuesday by TucsonSentinel.com. The school began posting the videos Thursday morning. ... 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

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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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Pima picks community college vet as interim replacement CEO

Pima Community College on Tuesday announced the hiring of a retired Missouri community college head as an interim leader for the embattled school Tuesday evening. The Governing Board voted unanimously to hire Zelema Harris as a temporary replacement for interim Chancellor Suzanne Miles.... Read more»6

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Sequestration enters second month

An interview with U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, Democrat in Arizona's District 1. Then, the Reporters' Roundtable featured Mark B. Evans, administrator of TucsonCitizen.com and Dylan Smith, editor and publisher of TucsonSentinel.com. Plus, Weekend Watch with Matt Russell.... Read more»

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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Miles: Step back on Pima admissions standards

In the wake of a critical report from an accrediting body, Pima College leaders recommended Friday that tightened admission standards be suspended for the next year. Pima's interim chancellor, Suzanne Miles, sent a letter to the PCC Governing Board that said the college should reverse a move that ended open enrollment for most classes.... Read more»1

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Pima interim chancellor stepping down

With her school under fire from an accrediting body over management issues and a "culture of fear," the interim chancellor of Pima Community College announced Tuesday that she's stepping down. Suzanne Miles said she will remain in her post as president of the Community Campus.... Read more»2

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