Wednesday, February 8, 2012

PCC Chancellor Dr. Roy Flores to Take Medical Leave

Posted By on Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM

In light of tonight's controversial meeting of the Pima Community College's governing board to vote on naming Suzanne Miles chancellor of the college (replacing Roy Flores), this press release from the college doesn't come as much of a surprise:

Tucson, AZ — Pima Community College Chancellor Dr. Roy Flores is taking medical leave, effective Feb. 9.

“For the past nine years, I have given heart and soul to do what’s best for Pima Community College. My soul’s still strong, but my heart of late has been less than completely dependable, and I need to listen to my cardiologists and take the necessary time to heal,” said Dr. Flores, who last month told the PCC Board of Governors he would retire as of Dec. 31, 2012 or sooner, depending on his health.

Dr. Flores, who turns 70 in April, underwent an emergency angioplasty at Tucson Medical Center on Friday after experiencing severe chest pains while working at PCC’s District Office. In October, Dr. Flores underwent quadruple-bypass heart surgery, returning to work part-time on Nov. 28 and gradually increasing his workload.

“Dr. Flores has indicated to the Board that he feels it is best if he devotes all his energies to recovery,” Board of Governors Chair Scott Stewart said.

The Board of Governors will discuss issues regarding College operations related to Dr. Flores’ leave at its regular meeting tonight at 7 o’clock in the Community/Board Room of PCC’s District Office, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd.

# # #
Founded in 1969, Pima Community College (PCC) serves more than 75,000 students annually and is the eighth largest community college in the United States. PCC offers degrees and certificates in more than 100 transfer and occupational programs on six conveniently located campuses and more than 180 teaching sites throughout Pima County. The College provides flexible course options, affordable tuition, and a wide array of support services. To learn more, visit www.pima.edu or call (520) 206-4500.

Tags: , ,

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Mari Herreras

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Guided Tea Tasting

Guided Tea Tasting @ Seven Cups

Fridays, 3-3:30 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

The Harry Potter Charity Ball

Strada Company presents a celebration and cosplay party of all things Harry Potter for the benefit of… More

@ Tucson Scottish Rite Cathedral Sat., July 29, 6-10 p.m. 160 S. Scott Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. The Weekly List: 15 Things To Do In Tucson In The Next 10 Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Tucson Writer wins 'Author of the Year' Award (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Quick Bites: HarvestFest & Grape Stomp 2017 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Quick Bites: Northern Spain Wine Dinner (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Burlesque Battle of the Bands This Weekend? Yep, You Read That Right. (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation