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Pima Community College Downtown Campus
Pima Community College has formed a 31-member committee as part of the college’s search for a new chancellor. The Search Advisory Committee includes a former University of Arizona president, a fire chief, business leaders, public school officials, city leaders and current and former PCC employees.
PCC’s governing board approved the committee Wednesday, which also includes two governing board members, according to PCC officials.
Last month PCC held a series of public meetings with a representative of R. H. Perry & Associates, the consulting firm hired to oversee the search process. Most people at those meetings were PCC employees who spoke about which qualities and credentials the next chancellor should have.
Earlier this year Roy Flores stepped down as chancellor, citing health problems, and Suzanne Miles took over as interim chancellor. Miles has said she will not apply for the permanent position.
PCC has set up a website with information about the search for its new leader. Officials expect the search to be completed in the spring with a new chancellor starting in June.
Members of the Search Advisory Committee, as identified by PCC:
Larry Anderson, Fire Chief, City of South Tucson; Emergency Management instructor
Linda Arzoumanian, Pima County School Superintendent
Brenda Beckman, Past PCC President/CEO
David Clark, AFSCME; Facilities
Nicholas Clement, Superintendent, Flowing Wells Unified School District; PC Collaborative
Scott Collins, PCCEA; Math faculty
Meg Cota, Principal, Mission View Elementary School
Cecilia Cruz Baldenegro, C-FAIRR
Kimlisa Duchicela, Faculty Senate, History
Brenda Even, PCC Board Member (co-chair)
Mary Beth Ginter, Dean of Business, Computers, World Languages, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Fitness & Sports Sciences
Carol Gorsuch, Pima Open Admissions Coalition; retired PCC administrator
Julie Hecimovich, ACES; Electronic Graphic Designer
Javier Herrera, LULAC; Metropolitan Education Commission
Henry Koffler, Former UA president
Yvonne Levenson, Engineer, Raytheon; former counselor; former PCC tech faculty
David Longoria, PCC Governing Board (co-chair)
Patti Lopez, retired TUSD administrator, educator
Ken Marcus, Pima Association of Taxpayers; Executive Director, UA Science and Technology Park
Lea Marquez-Peterson, President/CEO, Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Keith McIntosh, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology
Mary Mitchell, Adjunct Faculty, Writing
Christopher Nagata, Policy Advisor, Pima County Health Department
Ned Norris, Chairman, Tohono O’Odham Nation
Kimberly Prouse, Current PCC student; buyer/planner, Sargent Aerospace & Defense
Sofia Ramos, Former PCC/UA; leadership counseling
Norm Rebenstorf, PCC Foundation, immediate past chair
Shirley Scott, City Council, Ward 4
Roman Soltero, Principal, Tully Elementary School
Wendy Turner, Staff Council; Grants Office
Bill Ward, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities