The Chronicle of Higher Education
March 6th, 2015
When Lee D. Lambert took office as chancellor of Pima County
Community College, in July 2013, he figured that Arizona lawmakers would
eventually eliminate all of the college's state funding.
"When I first started here, it didn't take me too long to start
thinking that we would get zeroed out," he said. "I knew this day would
come; I just didn't think it would come this quickly."
But now Gov. Douglas A. Ducey, a Republican in his first term, has
proposed a budget that would slash appropriations to community colleges
by nearly $18-million, while entirely eliminating state money for three
of the state's community-college districts: Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal