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Human Resources Advisory Committee

The Human Resources Advisory Committee assists the PCC Governing Board with oversight and monitoring of Human Resources. The Committee keeps the Board informed about pertinent HR matters but does not consider personnel issues specific to a particular individual.

The HR Advisory Committee will meet at least quarterly and more often as needed. All members are expected to attend each meeting, either in person or via tele- and video-conference. 

State of Arizona open meeting status A.R.S. §§ 38-431 to 431.09 will be applicable.


The HR Advisory Committee is composed of:

  • PCC Governing Board members (2)
  • Community Representatives (at least 3)
  • PCC Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
  • PCC General Counsel (Ex-Officio)

External HR executives will be appointed by the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources.

The community representatives shall be professionally knowledgeable about Human Resources’ best practices, human capital management, human resource processes, performance evaluation, discipline and grievance procedures, organizational effectiveness of HR, HR as an agent of change, and/or HR as a business partner.

Length of service of community members is expected to be at least one year and no more than three years. The chair position will be for a one-year term and be rotated among committee members.


  • Catherine Ripley, Pima Community College Governing Board, District 1 Representative
  • Luis L. Gonzales, Pima Community College Governing Board, District 5 Representative
  • Helena Rodrigues, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, University of Arizona
  • Paul Bellows, Chief Executive Officer, Be Good @ Doing Good
  • Carleen McElroy Thompson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Pima Community College
  • Jeff Silvyn, General Counsel, Pima Community College 


  1. The HR Advisory Committee will review the HR performance metrics to be reported annually to the Board at its June meeting. The HR Advisory Committee may make suggestions or request additional information as appropriate.
  2. The HR Advisory Committee will review updates on the continuous improvement of Human Resources.
  3. The HR Advisory Committee submits recommendations to the Board as appropriate.

Committee Meetings

View recent meeting notices and minutes.

Meeting Schedule: Fiscal Year 2020 - 2021

Meeting Date                      Start Time Location*  
August 27, 2020 8:30 a.m. Zoom Webinar
November 19, 2020 8:30 a.m. Zoom Webinar
February 11, 2021 8:30 a.m. Zoom Webinar
May 13, 2021 8:30 a.m. Zoom Webinar

*All meetings will be held at the District Office in D-103 from 8:30 – 10:30 am unless otherwise published.

To request a reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities, a minimum of 5 business days before the event is requested. Please allow 10 days for a sign language interpreter. Contact Phone: (520)206-4539;  Fax: (520) 206-4567.

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