A national higher education watchdog group informed Pima Community College that it will pay a fact finding visit to campus early next year.
The visit by the High Learning Commission follows serious complaints that are just now being detailed in communications between Pima and commission officials. Read them here: http://bit.ly/UcWgqr, http://bit.ly/X20WEl
According to a letter from the commission released today, the allegations include claims of sexual harassment and retaliation against employees by former College President Ray Flores.
Flores left PCC earlier this year citing health concerns and denied any wrongdoing.
The commission letter also mentions complaints about inaction by the district board and other senior officials in dealing with Flores and accusations that the college inappropriately awarded contracts.
Response from the Pima governing board covers steps taken to address the issues raised in the complaints.
The board says it welcomes the fact checking visit and will cooperate in every way it can.
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