Monday, January 6, 2014

Recall Effort Brewing Against Pima Community College Board Members

Posted By on Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 3:35 PM

A recall effort is in the works to unseat three members of the Pima Community College governing board.

Former state lawmaker Phil Lopes tells The Range that paperwork was filed today to begin the process of gathering signatures to knock Scott Stewart and Marty Cortez. A recall effort against a third board member, David A. Longoria, is likely to start next month, according to Lopes.

PCC Board member Brenda Even isn’t going to be targeted because she’s up for reelection in November, so her political opponents will just try to defeat her then, Lopes says.

PCC has had a troubling few years, culminating with the school being put on probation by the Higher Learning Commission, an accrediting agency. Much of the controversy occurred under the leadership of former chancellor Roy Flores, who resigned in 2012.

Lopes says a recall is necessary because “these people were responsible for putting Pima's accreditation in jeopardy. It was on their watch that things happened during the Flores era. We don't think they're taking care of the college or the community.”

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