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Due to unforeseen circumstances, all members of the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board will be attending the Board's March 8, 2023, Regular Meeting remotely. At the discretion of the Board Chair, PCC administrators and others making scheduled presentations to the Board may also be appearing remotely. Tonight's meeting will otherwise be conducted in a hybrid format as previously noticed, and members of the public may still attend in person at PCC's District Office, room C-105. During the "Public Comment-Call to the Audience" portion of tonight's meeting, public comments may still be made either remotely or in person. PCC staff will be on-site in room C-105 to assist members of the public attending in person who wish to address comments to the Board.

Pima Provost Selected for National Hispanic Educators’ Leadership Program

Tucson, AZ – Pima Community College Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dolores Durán-Cerda, Ph.D., is one of 26 Fellows selected nationwide by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for the second cohort of its Leadership Academy/La Academia de Liderazgo.

La Academia seeks to increase the number of talented individuals who aspire to leadership at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Emerging HSIs. Fellows participate in leadership development activities that will not only prepare them for leadership roles in the full spectrum of institutions of higher learning but also within HSIs and Emerging HSIs.

The one-year fellowship program includes three seminars, with the first taking place in October 2020, in conjunction with HACU’s 34th Annual Conference, "Fostering Excellence and Social Justice." The second seminar will lead into HACU’s 26th Annual Capitol Forum on Hispanic Higher Education in April 2021. The third seminar will be held in late spring or early summer of 2021, with a focus on international collaborations.

More than a dozen nationally recognized current and emeriti presidents and senior-level administrators will serve on the faculty. Mentorship with a university president will be a key component, as will be the development of a special project designed to have an impact at the Fellow’s current institution.


Libby Howell, APR, Executive Director

Media, Government and Community Relations

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