Monday, May 20, 2013
* Board opens discussion on succession
A conversation between members of the Shoreline Community
College Board of Trustees has begun the journey of finding a successor to
outgoing President Lee Lambert.
On Friday, May 17, Lambert was named as chancellor at Pima
Community College. His first day on the job at the Tucson, Ariz., school will
be July 1. On Monday, May 20, 2013, Shoreline’s trustees met for what was
originally scheduled to be an executive session, but amended to include
an open, non-action, sharing of thoughts and concerns.
The conversation included questions about whether or not to
use a search firm, what skills and talents would be needed, timing of a hiring
and potential implications and impacts. While
no decisions were made on a succession process, there was consensus on the need
to stay on track with the current strategic initiatives.
The board continued with the executive session, followed by
an open comment period. The trustees are scheduled to meet again Wednesday in a
regular session, including a study session at 3 p.m. and regular session at 4
Friday, May 17, 2013
* President Lambert named Pima chancellor
Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert has been
named the new chancellor at Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz.
In unanimous vote Friday, May 17, 2013, the Pima board of
governors chose Lambert to lead the six-campus college. Board Chair Brenda Even
said it was clear Lambert has the skills needed to move Pima forward.
“I’m honored and pleased to be selected as the chancellor
for Pima Community College,” Lambert said. “In my visit and conversations, it
is apparent to me that Pima is committed to student access and success. I’m
looking forward to working with any and all groups to advance the mission of
Lambert is scheduled to start at Pima on July 1.
The next step for Shoreline will be to discuss and develop a
transition plan. The Shoreline Board of Trustees has scheduled an executive
session for 3 p.m., Monday, May 20, with no action items on the agenda. Then,
the board has a regular meeting scheduled meeting for 4 p.m., Wednesday, May
22. The Wednesday meeting will include a study session starting at 3 p.m. that
“I’m sorry to see Lee go, but wish him all the best in this
next stage of his career,” Shoreline Board Chair Phil Barrett said. “He was a visionary
president that, with faculty and staff, moved the college forward in many
significant ways. Lee leaves the college
in a far better position than when he arrived. The entire board of trustees is
dedicated to finding a strong leader to help take Shoreline Community College
to even greater heights.”
Thursday, May 16, 2013
* Pima to announce chancellor choice
The Pima Community College Board of Governors will meet
Friday, May 17, 2013 to “select the successful finalist for chancellor."
Shoreline Community College President Lee Lambert was named
last week by the Pima board as the leading candidate to be Pima’s next
The Friday meeting agenda also includes “authorize execution
of Chancellor contract, hear comments from Pima representatives who visited the
Shoreline campus on Tuesday and thank those involved with the chancellor search.
The meeting begins at 11 a.m. and will be streamed live on the Pima website.
Lambert visited Pima in April, toured the six Pima campuses,
met with board and participated in open forums with employees and the public.
“I’m very gratified with what appears to be the Board of
Governors decision,” Lambert said. “While I do love the college and people at
Shoreline, I’m also excited about the opportunities at Pima Community College
and the communities it serves.”
Shoreline Board Chair Phil Barrett said he was sorry to see
“Lee has been a great leader, a visionary leader,” Barrett
said. “With this apparent change, we will now start on our own process that
will continue to move Shoreline forward with the vision and values he helped to
put in place.”
Monday, May 13, 2013
* Pima Community College team coming to Shoreline
A group of officials from Pima Community College in Tucson Ariz., are visiting Shoreline Community College on May 13-14, 2013.
Shoreline President Lee Lambert is the leading candidate for the open position of chancellor at Pima, a six-campus system that is the eighth largest community college in the U.S. Lambert is one of four finalists for the Pima job. The Pima Board of Governors voted Friday, May 10, to authorize the visit to Shoreline as part of their decision process. No other campus visits were identified.
Pima Governing Board Chair Brenda Even said Lambert was “the candidate that seemed to rise to the top.” She has said the visit to Shoreline is a typical part of the “due diligence process” in the hiring of a new chancellor
Coming to Shoreline with Board Chair Even are board member Sylvia M. Lee; Lou Albert, President of Pima’s West Campus; Terra Benson, Director of Pima Admissions and Records; Kimlisa Duchicela, faculty member at Pima’s Downtown Campus, and Norm Rebenstorf, board member of the Pima Foundation.
Board member Lee arrived Monday afternoon, May 13, and informally toured the campus. On Tuesday, Lee and the rest of the group are scheduled to have breakfast with one or two Shoreline Trustees in the Board Room and then:
- 9:30-10:30 a.m. – Meet with senior executive team members
- 10:45-11:45 a.m. – Go on a campus tour
- Noon- 1 p.m. – Have lunch with 1-2 Shoreline trustees
- 1:15-2:15 p.m. – Open meeting with students and others
- 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Open meeting with faculty and others
- 3:34-4:45 p.m. – Open meeting with classified staff, administrators and others
The lunch and subsequent meetings tentatively scheduled to take place at the ProfessionalAutomotive Training Center. While the afternoon meetings are focused on the groups listed, they are open to others.
Friday, May 10, 2013
* Lambert leading candidate for Arizona job
The next step in the search for new chancellor at Pima Community College will be taken on the campus of Shoreline Community College.
Pima’s Board of Governors, in a special meeting Friday, May 10, 2013, approved travel expenses for a visit to Shoreline that could occur as soon as next week.
Shoreline President Lee Lambert is the leading candidate to be chancellor at the multi-campus district in Tucson, Ariz., according to Pima officials. At the Friday special meeting, Pima Governing Board Chair Brenda Even announced that Lambert was “the candidate that seemed to rise to the top.”
The Pima meeting and announcement came late Friday afternoon, after an all-campus meeting at Shoreline where Lambert discussed the Pima position.
In a unanimous vote, the Pima board authorized two board members and three employees to travel to Shoreline to conduct a site visit. No date for the visit was announced, but it is expected to be as soon as early next week. Chair Even described the visit as a typical part of the “due diligence process” in the hiring of a new chancellor.
“Shoreline has a lot of people and programs to be very proud of,” Lambert said. “I look forward to showing what we have built here to help our students be successful.”
Lambert is one of four finalists for the position that went to Tucson for extensive interviews. At the board meeting on Friday, Shoreline was the only site identified for a visit by the Pima delegation.