Meet PCC Chancellor Lee Lambert, J.D.

Lee Lambert, J.D.
Lee Lambert, J.D.

Tucson Councilmember Richard Fimbres, as well as:

Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez, Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Tucson Vice Mayor Paul Cunningham, Tucson Councilmember Shirley Scott, Tucson Councilmember Karin Uhlich, Tucson Councilmember Regina Romero,  State Senator Andrea Dalessandro, State Representative Rosanna Gabaldon, State Representative Damien Clinco, TUSD Board Member Adelita Grijalva, TUSD Board Member Cam Juarez, TUSD Board Member Kristel Foster, former Pima County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom, LULAC National Vice President for the Youth Ana Valenzuela Estrada, LULAC District 3 Director Javier Herrera and Emily Verdugo with the Pima County Democratic Party, cordially invite you to attend a community forum and dialogue with:

Dr. Lee Lambert, Chancellor of Pima Community College

Dr. Lambert became the Chancellor of Pima in July of 2013 and began the work to get Pima College off of probation that was imposed by the Higher Learning Commission and to address the challenges facing the educational institution.

WHAT: Community Forum with Dr. Lee Lambert, Chancellor of Pima Community College

WHEN: Wednesday, August 20, 6 PM

WHERE: Rigo’s Restaurant, 2527 South Fourth Avenue.

TO RSVP: Call 791-4231 or Email:, subject line: PCC August 20 Forum.

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Chancellor Lambert spoke to a large audience at Rigo’s about his focus on 1) student success 2) community being apart of PCC 3) diversity. He gave specifics are student centered learning, nurturance, access to all , about strengthening community/school partnerships with other school districts, universities, businesses, and lastly about diversity & globalization to bring students from Mexico, Korea, China. The accreditation team will be visiting on September 15 to 17, so community input is important. MC tonight was former Pima County Supervisor Dan Eckstrom, and attending (among others) were Councilmembers Fimbres & Romero, PCC board members Sylvia Lee and Marty Cortez, former bd. member Vicky Marshall, House Rep. Macario Saldate, Demion Clinco, TUSD board members Cam Juarez, Kristel Foster, Adelita Grijalva, SUSD members Buck Crouch, Eva Dong Carillo, former State Senators Victor Soltero, Jaime Gutierrez, the Mexican Consul, LULAC Tucson Urban League, NAACP representatives, etc.

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