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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

On May 29, 2015, Chancellor Lee D. Lambert released the 2015 Report to the Community, describing PCC’s current state, future challenges and opportunities.

Welcome to Students

View a video welcome recorded by Chancellor Lambert.

Chancellor's Update

March 27, 2015: Chancellor Lambert speaks to employees and students about challenges facing the College. (View PowerPoint presentation | accessible version).

January 2015: Chancellor Lambert addresses the faculty at All Faculty Day January 16, 2015. The Chancellor outlined ways in which the higher education landscape is being rapidly transformed. He also discussed steps the College is taking to address PCC’s decline in enrollment, presented information on PCC budget and finances, and outlined the College’s global education initiatives. To read more about the presentation, read answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

September 2014: Chancellor Lambert meets with community leaders and PCC employees to preview the upcoming HLC site visit. [Transcript | Program]

August 2014: Chancellor Lambert’s addresses employees at All College Day, Pima's annual start-of-the-academic-year employee meeting.

August 2014: Chancellor Lambert releases a video statement on eight women employed at PCC who had the courage to come forward and report sexual harassment and retaliation by the former Chancellor.

April 2014:  Chancellor Lee Lambert led a two-hour training session on sexual harassment for members of the College Governing Board and Cabinet.

March 2014:  Chancellor Lambert addresses the Strategic Planning Committee as they begin their work to develop a strategic plan for the College.  

January 2014:  Chancellor Lambert sends a welcome message to students outlining our commitment to addressing probation, and highlighting safety enhancements, the renovated Veterans Center and our expanding social media presence.

September 2013: Seventy-five days into his new position, Chancellor Lambert offers observations about challenges, opportunities and PCC's role in the community.

November 2013: Chancellor Lambert provides a guest opinion in the November 4 issue of the Arizona Daily Star titled "Lee Lambert: the first 100 days at Pima."

Recent Correspondence

August 2014 letter [accessible version] from former PCC Chancellor Roy Flores to the PCC Governing Board and Chancellor Lee D. Lambert.

In the News

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.

Dec. 3, 2014:  Chancellor Lambert and U of A Vice President Mike Proctor co-author a Guest Opinion in the Arizona Daily Star titled "Tucson: a global knowledge network hub".

Nov. 25, 2014: Chancellor Lambert was interviewed on the “Wake Up Tucson!” [audio file] morning talk show on radio station KVOI. [Transcript]

Sept. 24, 2014: Chancellor Lambert was interviewed on the “Wake Up Tucson!” [audio file] morning talk show on radio station KVOI. [Transcript]

Feb. 25, 2014: Chancellor Lambert was interviewed on the “Wake Up Tucson!”: 
Part 1 and Part 2 [audio files] morning talk show on radio station KVOI. [Transcript-1 | Transcript-2]

Jan. 29, 2014: Chancellor Lambert was interviewed on the “Wake Up Tucson!” [audio file] morning talk show on radio station KVOI. [Transcript]

January 2014:  A presentation made by Chancellor Lambert at the Marana Chamber of Commerce annual education breakfast is featured in an article in the Explorer titled "There is potential here".

January 2014:  Chancellor Lambert is featured in two Winter 2014 BizTucson articles:  A Q & A in the Treo Chairman's Circle section and an article titled 'Pima Community College: Talent Pipeline" [accessible version].  Also featured in this issue are articles featuring Ann Weaver-Hart, Keri Silvyn and Michael Crow.

Chancellor's Goals

Chancellor’s 2014-15 Goals, Objectives and Timelines: Approved by PCC Governing Board at its Regular Meeting on Sept. 10, 2014.

Chancellor’s 2013-14 Goals, Objectives and Timelines: Approved by PCC Governing Board at its Regular Meeting on Sept. 18, 2013.