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PCC Names New President of Northwest Campus

May 14, 2014

Tucson, AZ –David Doré, Ed.D, a veteran teacher and administrator with nearly two decades’ experience in community college leadership, has been named President of Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus.

Dr. Doré’s most recent position has been Dean of Instruction for Career and Technical Education (CTE) at Mesa Community College. Since July 2013, he has been responsible for 150 degree and certificate programs, and also has overseen the newly created Arizona Advanced Manufacturing Institute.

He holds a Doctorate of Education from Pepperdine University, a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University, a Master of Education from Boston College, a Master of Theological Studies from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Gannon University.

“As a first-generation college graduate, I am deeply committed to student access and success for the broad range of students that Pima Community College serves.  I am honored to join this extraordinary team of faculty and staff in serving students and the community,” Dr. Doré said.

Dr. Doré is expected to assume his new position on approximately July 1. His appointment is subject to Governing Board approval.

“David’s wide-ranging background serving students, combined with his administrative expertise, makes him a most welcome addition to the College,” Chancellor Lee D. Lambert said.

Dr. Darla Zirbes, who has served as Acting Northwest Campus President, will return to PCC’s Community Campus, where she will serve as Vice President of Instruction.

Northwest Campus, at 7600 N. Shannon Road, serves more than 4,300 students, offering classes in a variety of programs, including Therapeutic Massage, Clinical Research Coordinator and Hotel and Restaurant Management. In April, a new instructional building was dedicated at Northwest, allowing PCC to expand its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) capabilities to support southern Arizona’s workforce. 

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