Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:27:32 GMT
As the Pima County Fair enters its first full week, fair organizers are already celebrating success. They say attendance is up again this year. Pima County Fair officials say, while most state and countyMore >
As the Pima County Fair enters its first full week, fair organizers are already celebrating success. They say attendance is up again this year.More >
Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:10:24 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has vetoed two major pro-gun bills that would have allowed concealed-carry permit holders to take their guns into government buildings and would have punishedMore >
Governor Jan Brewer blocked a push to expand gun rights in Arizona and gave Tucson and Pima County more power to make their own gun laws.More >
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:06:10 GMT
Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring...More >
Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday.More >
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -
Big changes for Pima Community College (PCC). Two top leaders are out of a job.
Downtown Campus President Luba Chliwniak and Downtown Campus Vice President Jerry Haynes have been replaced.
This comes as PCC is trying to rebound from academic probation.
PCC is the second largest community college in the state, but it arguably has the biggest problems right now.
It's still under threat of losing accreditation because of financial and integrity issues.
PCC's new chancellor has sent out a letter to the college community informing them that the president and a vice president at the Downtown Campus are gone.
More changes could be on the way.
The saying, "There's a new sheriff in town," applies to Pima Community College Chancellor, Dr. Lee Lambert.
It appears the cleanup at the college has begun.
In his letter to the college community Lambert explains changes at the top at the Downtown Campus and that he is bringing in someone from the outside to examine the situation downtown.
"I set high standards for myself and, in turn, I set those same high standards for the people who are going to work for me," Lambert says.
Among the reasons for replacing the leaders downtown was the operation of the PCC Veterans Center.
There were significant issues there that had veterans losing trust in the center.
Lambert says he wants to create an environment that builds a bridge that allows veterans to successfully transition to civilian life.
"I want to look and have conversations with veterans to understand better what their needs are so we can build that bridge," Lambert says.
He says he will look for ideas from the best veterans centers.
"Who's doing it well and how can we emulate that and even take it to another level. My former institution, we were a Veterans Center of Excellence. And at a minimum, this college has got to get to that standard," Lambert says.
As for the rest of the college, the search for new leadership downtown appears to be just the beginning as Lambert raises the bar and expresses his high expectations to PCC employees.
"My focus is bringing people to that line. If they can't get to the line, then adjustments will have to be made."
In his letter, Lambert tells PCC students and employees, "Restoring professionalism and confidence in the leadership and governance of the college is one my key goals for 2013-14."
Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:56:46 GMT
Fulton County police arrested Atlanta Public Schools paraprofessional Alger Shafter Coleman, III and charged him with cruelty to children in the first degree and simple battery.Coleman was caught on cameraMore >
Fulton County police arrested Atlanta Public Schools paraprofessional Alger Shafter Coleman III and charged him with cruelty to children in the first degree and simple battery.More >
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >