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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

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]

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]

In the News

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