Pima Community College announced Wednesday it is nearing completion of the work required to keep its accreditation.
College officials said in a press release that they have completed a "self-study report" required by the school’s accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission.
The commission made the requirement in April 2013 when it placed Pima on two years’ probation after finding numerous problems in administration, finance and governance.
Pima officials said the report was submitted to the commission Wednesday, covering all facets of the college’s operations.
Pima Chancellor Lee Lambert, who was hired after the probation began, said in the report that he feels the document represents “strong evidence” that the college now meets all accreditation standards.
The probation came out of numerous complaints filed by faculty and staff regarding the administration of former chancellor Roy Flores, including allegations of sexual harassment and financial manipulations. Flores took medical leave, then retirement, early last year.
The next step in the process is for a Higher Learning Commission team to visit Pima in September to assess whether the college is meeting commission standards.