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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.

Report to the Community

Chancellor Lambert's 2016 Report to the Community was released in July 2016 as an edition of the PCC Spotlight e-newsletter.  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

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.

June 2016:  Chancellor presented to the Conference on Abusive Conduct in Higher Education on “From a Culture of Fear to a Culture of Performance”

April 9, 2016: Appeared on a National Asian Pacific Islanders Council panel discussion on diversity.

Feb. 5, 2016: Keynote speaker at annual PCC Foundation Building Community luncheon.

Oct. 1-2, 2015: Presented on social media to a conference of the Council on Advancement and Support of Education.

Summer-Fall 2015: Member of Arizona Legislature’s study committee on Expenditure Limitation.

Aug. 31, 2015: Chancellor Lambert attends a community forum on equal access to education hosted by U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva.

Aug. 21, 2015: At All College Day, Chancellor Lambert discusses PCC's mission, values, and its commitment to becoming a premier community college. [video]

In the News

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

April 2016: Tucson Young Professionals interviews Chancellor Lambert

Spring 2016: Chancellor Lambert authors an article, “Pima Community College as the Workforce Engine for Southern Arizona,” which appears in the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce’s edition of The Chamber Edge dedicated to improving education.

Jan. 13, 2016: Chancellor Lambert provides an update on PCC on the Bill Buckmaster radio newsmagazine.

Sept. 15, 2015: Chancellor Lambert provides an update on PCC on the Bill Buckmaster radio newsmagazine.

April 13, 2015: Chancellor Lambert provides an update on PCC on the Bill Buckmaster radio newsmagazine.

March 25, 2015: Chancellor Lambert appears on “Zona Politics” TV newsmagazine.

March 18, 2015: Chancellor Lambert discusses PCC’s future on the Bill Buckmaster radio newsmagazine.

Chancellor's Goals

Chancellor's 2015-16 Goals, Objectives and Timelines:  
Approved by PCC Governing Board at its Regular Meeting on Sept. 9, 2015.

Previous goals:  2014-15  |  2013-14