Congratulations to Dr. Ricardo Castro-Salazar on becoming PCC's Vice President for International Development
Letter from Chancellor, Lee D. Lambert, Pima Community College
I am pleased to announce that Dr. Ricardo Castro-Salazar is Pima Community College’s Vice President for International Development.
Ricardo has served in the position in an acting capacity since December 2014. He was selected after a formal search process and will begin serving permanently on July 1.
Ricardo combines deep experience at PCC with a global perspective, the result of living on four continents and teaching in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. As acting Vice President, he has overseen PCC's significant progress in Internationalization and led the creation, with the engagement of an 84-member task force, of the Strategic Plan for Internationalization/Vision 2020, a comprehensive blueprint to “bring the world to our students, a world driven by a global economy and challenges that transcend national borders.”
Ricardo will lead PCC’s Center for International Education and Global Engagement. PCC’s efforts in this important, multidimensional space include expanding international student outreach, recruitment and services; infusing global knowledge into the curriculum; and identifying opportunities for workforce development in the International arena.
Before assuming his acting position, Ricardo was a faculty member in Political Science and History at PCC. Previously, he served as Division Dean of Instruction, Executive Assistant to the Chancellor, Business Department Chair, and Faculty and Lead Faculty in International Business Studies. He also has been an Associate Researcher at the University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies, and has been published in English and Spanish.
Ricardo received a Doctorate of Education from Durham University in Durham, United Kingdom. He has a master’s degree in Education from La Salle University, a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from The University of Arizona. Ricardo received a Postgraduate Degree in Education from Centro de Estudios en Educacion Joaquin Cordero Buenrostro, and a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Technological Institute of Sonora.
I want to thank the search committee for its fine work in this important endeavor. Ricardo will report to Dr. Morgan Phillips, President of West and Desert Vista campuses. Please join me in wishing Ricardo continued success.
Lee D. Lambert,
06/29/2016 - 10:43
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