March, rally tonight at PCC Governing Board meeting - Tucson News Now

March, rally tonight at PCC Governing Board meeting

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Hundreds of students and alumni from Pima Community College are expected to fill the streets today.

They are asking governing board members to step down.

Organizers want to make it clear that tonight is about supporting Pima Community College and saving Pima Pride.

Alumni and students from PCC are asking the community to join them in their stand tonight; they march to the Board meeting tonight, to ask four members to step down.

Tucson News Now spoke with the march's organizers who said this march is to support PCC, it is not negative.  It is not a protest.

Stakeholder groups from within and many outside of PCC have issued votes of ‘no confidence' and asked Governing Board members Brenda Even, Scott Stewart, David Longoria and Marty Cortez to resign. 

This is after a report from the Higher Learning Commission that targeted college leadership.  None of the board members have made any indication to resign.

Alumni and students marching today say the trust has been broken and they want new people on the Board.

PCC is making room for about 1,000 people tonight at the Board meeting.  The college is also adding extra viewing areas inside and outside, just in case.

PCC alumni and students will be gathering at 5:30 p.m. at Burns Park near Swan and Broadway and will march to the board meeting from there. 

The rally and march are open to the public.

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