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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Chancellor Lee Lambert took over the position this time last year, not long after the college was put in danger of losing accreditation and since then there have been lots of changes in leadership.

Tuesday, three new administrators started their new positions with the school, including a new president for PCC’s Northwest Campus. One of their top priorities is to get the school off probation, according to Lambert.

To continue working to get the school off probation, PCC is also now opening a dispute resolution office for staff and students to report wrongdoing. The new office is being headed up by former Tucson Police Captain, Robert Shoun. He has a great deal of experience with investigations, according to Lambert.

PCC has been on probation partly because the Higher Learning Commission felt the educational institution had not been handling grievance complaints appropriately. Lambert said the new department will address those issues.

As he enters his second year in the position, Lambert said he will continue to build a strong leadership team to give students the best education possible.

“The single biggest challenge in the upcoming year is to bring together these new individuals into a comprehensive, cohesive model to keep moving us forward in a positive direction,” Lambert said Tuesday. “So making sure I support those individuals that they understand the vision of the institution, so that we can continue to make the positive changes that have been happening."

PCC will be under the microscope for the next several months. School leaders have to submit a self-study report by July 31. Additionally, an on-site visit by the High Learning Commission is scheduled in September.

To submit comments about PCC to the High Learning Commission, click here: http://bit.ly/1z67mUa

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