Today, Pima Community College reaffirms our commitment to DREAMers and DACA students, just as we reaffirm our vital mission and commitment to open wide our doors to all who seek a higher education.
As national speculation continues to lead many in our college community to feelings of uneasiness and even fear, we thought it more important than ever to offer this critical statement of support. While there are many unknowns, I hope students and others will find some comfort in Pima’s resolve.
The current legal status of DACA students has not changed and the current College policies for these students also remain unchanged. Moreover, Pima Community College will seek opportunities on local, state and national levels to express the critical importance of education for individuals, families and communities.
Further, for all of our students, faculty, staff, guests and supporters, Pima Community College remains fully committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive environment that encourages the open exchange of ideas. We also pledge to maintain our values, which include making decisions that address the needs of all students, employees and the community as well as a promise for transparent and timely communication and collaboration.
Lee D. Lambert,