Lee Lambert, chancellor of Pima Community College since 2013, has been named chancellor of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District in Cupertino, California.
He begins the new position Aug. 1, according to a press release from the college.
Lambert came to PCC in 2013, just as the school was put on probation by the Higher Learning Commission. The school had just come through a rocky period under former Chancellor Roy Flores that included allegations of retaliation and sexual harassment against employees.
Lambert worked to rebuild the school’s academics and reputation. Today, PCC is a top 50 community college for Hispanic enrollment and number one in Arizona, according to the school. It also earned the Bellwether Award for developmental education programs and was recognized by Harvard University for innovative workforce training programs and partnerships with Tucson’s largest employers.
“I leave PCC with fond memories and deep friendships with those who share our collective purpose of transforming the lives of our learners and improving the economic health of our communities,” Lambert said in the release.
Lambert's salary will be $448,047 per year, and his contract runs through June 2024. His contract is expected to be formally approved June 12.
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