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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.
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Jun 6, 2013, 7:49 pm
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While this is good news for PCC, I for one think it would have looked better in the eyes of the HLC if she were outright and publicly fired rather than this (speculating here) back-room, retire-before-we-do-something-else offer.

PCC still has a long way to go, and the Flores Board will probably be an insurmountable obstacle to getting off of probation. However, this is good news in that the HLC called her out for lying to them. There was no way in the world PCC was going to emerge from probation with Miles still there.

Oh, and for the record, in my four years plus at PCC, I personally never had any interaction of any kind with Dr. Miles; good, bad, or indifferent. I was in the crowd when she would speak at All College Day each year, and that was it. What she spoke about I have no idea…that was so boring it was a challenge to stay awake, let alone retain anything.

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Jun 6, 2013, 7:57 pm
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“I will always be grateful for the outpouring of genuine support I received, particularly during the many challenges we faced over the past few months.”

Where was all this support? Where her supporters communicating their support telepathically or something?

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Jun 7, 2013, 12:52 pm
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Pima’s troubles arose because people weren’t held accountable, he said.

Absolutely, 100% correct. No accountability, no consequences. Anyone could do anything they wanted when I was there. It was the primary reason why I left. Come to think of it…it is the only reason I left. What I mean by that is that all the reasons I left eventually led back to the lack of accountability. Were people there held accountable for their misdeeds, and were consequences provided, I would still be working there.

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