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Our Chancellor: Lee Lambert

Lee Lambert
Welcome to Pima Community College.

This institution has a long and proud history of serving southern Arizona. From its humble beginnings more than 40 years ago, Pima has grown to be one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the nation. Today we have six campuses, numerous learning centers and a menu of educational opportunities that were unthinkable a generation ago.

Yet despite the amazing transformation that has taken place, the reason Pima exists has not changed: Our students.

Whether you come to Pima with the intention of transferring to a four-year institution, getting workforce training or simply brushing up on your computer skills, it makes no difference. We’re here for you. Wherever you are on life’s road, we will take you further. We will do everything possible to supply the programs and courses that meet your needs to pursue your goals and dreams.

As Chancellor, I will always put our students first. This is why I am determined to make sure that Pima moves quickly and thoughtfully to address the challenges that lie ahead. Improving educational achievement, partnering with business and industry, and leveraging technology aren’t options in our competitive 21st century economy. They are imperatives.

Students and non-students alike should know that Pima is committed to openness, transparency, accountability and the responsible stewardship of public resources. These principles are non-negotiable. I firmly believe that the “community” in our name comes with certain obligations. Under my watch, we will never forget that public trust and confidence must be earned.

Philosopher Eric Hoffer has said that in times of change, learners will inherit the earth. Wise words. I hope that you will make PCC the first choice as you seek a better life through the power of learning.

Report to the Community

Chancellor Lambert's 2017 Report to the Community and an accompanying introductory message were released in late June 2017.  The report describes PCC’s current state, future challenges and opportunities

Welcome to Students

View a video welcome recorded by Chancellor Lambert.

Chancellor's Update

Jan. 30, 2017: Chancellor Lambert is interviewed for “Profiles in Leadership” at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado, Springs, Colo.

Nov. 1, 2016: Chancellor Lambert delivers the keynote address to a meeting of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Arizona.

Oct. 23-26: Chancellor Lambert is part of a Tucson delegation, headed by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, which meets with former Mexico President Vicente Fox.

Sept. 15, 2106:  Chancellor Lambert provides an update on accreditation and other matters in a "Conversation with the Community" attended by internal and external stakeholders.

Aug. 25, 2016: Chancellor Lambert updates the Rincon Rotary Club on PCC activities.

Aug. 3, 2016: Chancellor Lambert participates in the Steps to Success, a door-to-door initiative to get high school dropouts to re-enter education, with Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, TUSD Superintendent Dr. H.T. Sanchez and others.

In the News

Oct. 12, 2016: A guest commentary by Chancellor Lambert appears in the Arizona Daily Star.

Sept. 13, 2016: Radio journalist Bill Buckmaster interviews Chancellor Lambert.

June 22, 2016: KOLD TV interviews Chancellor Lambert about the release of the draft Notice Report to the Higher Learning Commission.

May 22, 2016: Inside Tucson Business interviews Chancellor Lambert on business education

Chancellor's Goals

Chancellor's 2017-18 Goals, Objectives and Timelines:  
Approved by PCC Governing Board at its Regular Meeting on August 16, 2017.

Previous goals:  2016-17  |  2015-16  |  2014-15  |  2013-14