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CANCELLED: Top Community College Leader to Speak at PCC

December 6, 2013


Dr. Walter Bumphus, president of the American Association of Community Colleges, to share insights on role of community colleges in economic development


Tucson, AZ – The leader of a national organization representing the U.S.’ more than 1,100 community colleges will come to Pima Community College next week to make a presentation on how community colleges are responding to President Obama’s call for an additional 5 million students with postsecondary credentials by 2020.

Dr. Walter Bumphus, president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, whose member institutions educate 13.3 million students nationwide, will offer his insights at PCC’s District Office, 4905 E. Broadway, on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 2-3 p.m.

Because seating is limited at the District Office, the presentation will be shown live at sites throughout the College, The public is welcome to attend at any of these locations:

·       Community Campus, 401 N. Bonita Ave.: Room A109

·       Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave.: Room CC180

·       Desert Vista Campus, 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz: Room A138

·       East Campus, 8181 E. Irvington Road: Room L101

·       Northwest Campus, 7600 N. Shannon Road:  A209

·       West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Road:  A126

The AACC is implementing the 21st Century Initiative, which emphasizes innovation in order to increase students’ educational attainment and help many of them gain entry to the middle class.

“Dr. Bumphus is one of our country’s most well-respected voices in higher education,” Chancellor Lee D. Lambert said. “He has a profound grasp of the critical role community colleges must play to keep the U.S. economically competitive.”

C.J. Karamargin
Vice Chancellor for Public Information and Government Relations
(520) 206-4850