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Marty Cortez resigning after 20 years on Pima College board

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Marty Cortez resigning after 20 years on Pima College board

  • Cortez, left, at a 2013 PCC Governing Board meeting.
    Dylan Smith/TucsonSentinel.comCortez, left, at a 2013 PCC Governing Board meeting.

A longtime member of the Pima Community College Governing Board is stepping down. Marty Cortez announced Monday afternoon that she is resigning for personal reasons after two decades.

First elected in 1994, Cortez was reelected four times; her last election, in 2012, was to a term that runs through the end of 2018.

Her successor will be appointed by Pima County School Superintendent Linda Arzoumanian, who has yet to announce a timeline for picking a replacement to fill the remainder of the term.

"It has been an honor to have served" on the PCC board, Cortez said in a press release put out by the school.

"I have full confidence that Chancellor (Lee) Lambert has and will, with the support of the board and dedicated college employees, continue to move the college forward in providing educational opportunity for thousands of individuals as well as contributing to the business and economic growth of the community," she said.

Cortez did not specify a reason for her resignation.

"We are grateful for Marty’s long years of service, and her remarkable commitment to Pima Community College," Lambert said.

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