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Four Pima County residents have asked to be appointed to fill the seat on the Pima College Board left empty when David Longoria abruptly resigned last month. Georgia Brousseau is a former PCC Board member and retired TUSD principal, Demion Clinco is a former state legislator, Miguel Cuevas a ex-member of the TUSD Board, and Rene Teyechea is a teacher at Desert View High School. Read more»

If you're interested in being appointed to the Pima College Governing Board seat left vacant when David Longoria resigned last month, Tuesday is the deadline to apply. Those interested in serving on an advisory committee to review candidates can also put their names forward. Read more»

Officials are taking applications from those interested in being appointed to the Pima College Governing Board seat left vacant when David Longoria resigned this week. Those interested in serving on an advisory committee to review candidates can also put their names forward. Read more»

David Longoria

David Longoria has resigned from the PCC Governing Board to become a top staffer for a Phoenix city councilwoman. Although he resigned Monday, effective immediately, the college did not put out a news release and only posted an online notice on Tuesday. Read more»

Martha Durkin, deputy Tucson city manager, has been appointed to fill an empty seat on the Governing Board of Pima Community College, replacing longtime member Marty Cortez, who announced her resignation in late June. Read more»

Seven people, including a deputy Tucson city manager and two former failed candidates, as well as retired college staffers, have asked to be appointed to fill an empty seat on the Governing Board of Pima Community College. Read more»

Cortez, 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. Read more» 1

A recall effort that targeted two members of the Governing Board of Pima Community College is being abandoned, and organizers will not submit petitions after failing to gather enough signatures. The Southern Arizona Leadership Council said that the "recall committees found identifying valid voters ... and then convincing them to sign the recall petition too difficult to overcome." Read more» 1

Lambert

The new chancellor of Pima Community College, Lee Lambert, will be paid $290,000 per year. The Governing Board approved a 3-year-contract with the new college CEO on Friday morning, as it voted unanimously to hire him. Read more» 1

Lambert

After nearly a year without a permanent chief, Pima Community College will have a new chancellor soon. The school's Governing Board announced that a vote to pick a new college CEO will be held Friday morning. The leading choice is Lee Lambert, now the head of a Washington community college. Read more» 1

Lambert

Even as a delegation from Pima Community College paid a site visit to Washington to vet a candidate to lead the embattled school, the PCC Governing Board scheduled a special meeting for Wednesday afternoon to discuss contract negotiations. All signs point to Lee Lambert being tapped to become the school's next chancellor. Read more» 1

Lambert

In a special meeting Friday, Pima Community College announced that Lee D. Lambert of Washington's Shoreline Community College is the "leading candidate" to become PCC's new permanent chancellor. Whoever is appointed by the Board will take on a college in administrative turmoil. Read more» 1

Harris

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

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

PCC Governing Board members Even, Cortez, Stewart, Lee and Longoria at Monday's special meeting.

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