'I am very concerned': Board member of potential PCC probation, loss of accreditation
Reporter: Alexis Fernandez
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Pima Community College is preparing a response to a scathing 30-page report done by the Higher Learning Commission that is recommending the school be put on probation.
The college is in hot water as a result of an investigation that claims the school is not in compliance for accreditation.
Dustin Desilets, is a freshman at PCC and says one of the reasons he chose to attend the college is because of federal financial aid.
"Pretty important," he said.
Money that could be in jeopardy, because financial aid is granted to students to who apply to accredited schools.
9OYS reached out to Governing Board member Dr. Sylvia Lee.
"I am very concerned, because around the country community colleges educate half of all the undergraduates in the country," she told 9OYS.
Some of the complaints in the report: A culture of fear and sexual harassment claims by employees against the former chancellor, Ray Flores.
Lee acknowledges some of the problems and say they are justified.
9OYS's Alexis Fernandez asked: "Why wasn't anything when the college knew about these issues'?
"Your question is a good one but I can't answer that because I wasn't on the board, I guess if they had many issues why they didn't take it seriously," she said.
PCC has until March 29 to respond to the report.
A final decision will be made on April 6.