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Aug 25, 2014 1:20 PM by Faye DeHoff

PCC begins fall classes tomorrow

TUCSON - Students return to class tomorrow August 26 at Pima Community College.

PCC begins the new school year with new leadership in several key positions and with dozens of new faculty members set to teach more than 20,000 students who have enrolled for the fall semester.

The College has a new Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Services, Dr. Erica C. Holmes, who began July 1 and is an experienced community college instructor and administrator.

PCC has new presidents at three of its six campuses:
· Dr. David Doré, Northwest Campus: A first-generation college graduate, David is the former Dean of Instruction for Career and Technical Education at Mesa Community College.
· Dr. Lorraine Morales, Community Campus: A veteran PCC administrator, Lorraine began her education journey by earning her high school equivalency.
· Dr. Morgan Phillips, Desert Vista Campus: A community college graduate, Morgan most recently served as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Southeastern Community College in North Carolina.

Also of note:
· Since July 1, the College has hired 18 regular faculty and 24 provisional (short-term) faculty members. PCC has 352 full-time faculty members and about 1,000 adjunct faculty.
· As of Friday, 22,687students have enrolled for the fall semester. While enrollment is down compared to the surge in enrollment that accompanied the recession, the College recently established a new Office of Enrollment Management to develop new strategies to recruit and retain students.
· In July, the College's new Office of Dispute Resolution opened. The office is designed to ensure that the College addresses complaints from students, employees and the community fairly and consistently.
· In its second year of operation is the Aztec Shuttle, which allows students, faculty and staff to travel between Desert Vista, West and Downtown campuses and The University of Arizona; and the PCCAlert emergency text-message system for students, employees and community members.

To learn more, visit www.pima.edu <http://www.pima.edu> or call (520) 206-4500.

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