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Biography - Lee Lambert

Lee D. Lambert has been Chancellor of Pima Community College since July 1, 2013.

Before coming to PCC, Chancellor Lambert was President of Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Wash., outside Seattle, serving from June 2006-June 2013. He also served as Interim President, and was Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs at Shoreline from January 2005-June 2006.

He also has served as Vice President for Human Resources and Legal Affairs at Centralia College in Centralia, Wash., and as Special Assistant to the President for Civil Rights and Legal Affairs at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash.

Chancellor Lambert is a board member of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and participated in AACC’s Vocational Education Leadership Training Program. He is board chair of the National Coalition of Certification Centers and is a founding member of the Manufacturing Institute Education Council.

Chancellor Lambert received a Juris Doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. 

He often is asked to speak at national and international conferences. He recently spoke at the International Conference on Community Colleges and at AACC’s 20th Annual Workforce Development Institute, where he presented on “The Keys to Collaboration: K-12 and Workforce Relationships.”

A frequent visitor to Asia, Chancellor Lambert has been asked by the governments of China and India to speak to educators in those countries about the critical role community colleges can play in educating and training the workforce of the 21st century.

Chancellor Lambert received the Pacific Region 2009 Chief Executive Officer Award from the Association of Community College Trustees. He contributes to and serves on the editorial board of The Source online magazine. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, and has taught courses on Law, Civil Rights and Social Justice, and Employment Law at The Evergreen State College. A U.S. Army veteran, Chancellor Lambert was born in Seoul, South Korea, grew up on three continents, and graduated from high school in the Olympia, Wash., area.

He likes for people to call him Lee.

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