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PCC begins classes today with a new chancellor

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today is the first day of classes for the fall semester at Pima Community College and it is the first day of classes for the new chancellor.

Probation is a topic on many people's minds, as PCC runs the possibility of losing its accreditation however; classes are starting today as any other day with a new leader at the ‘helm'.

Lee Lambert is PCC's new chancellor, who officially began his duties on July 1, and has had a very busy first two months.

He has visited all the PCC campuses, met with a wide variety of community groups, been working on unifying the staff and getting the college out of probation.

The Higher Learning Commission found problems with Pima's integrity, financial management, personnel policies and governing board oversight.

In July the college submitted a report, which was accepted.  Now the college is in the second phase, when a dozen or so committees look over those same issues.  The final deadline for consideration is next summer.

Lambert is a former criminal prosecutor.  He has said that students and non-students should know that PCC is committed to openness, and accountability.  Lambert also stated that ‘community' in the college's name comes with obligations.

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