Senator discussed increasing access to education with leaders of two Arizona community college systems
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met this week with leaders of Arizona community colleges.
In separate meetings, Sinema talked with Chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick, and Chancellor of Pima Community College, Lee Lambert about making education more affordable and accessible for Arizona students.
“Arizona’s community colleges help ensure every Arizonan has the opportunity to succeed. I’ll keep working to ensure our community colleges have the proper resources to deliver quality, affordable education for Arizona students,” said Sinema.
Throughout her time in Congress, Sinema has worked to make higher education more accessible for Arizona students. Sinema was able to attend college thanks to a Pell Grant, and as a member of Congress, has worked to successfully restore year-round Pell Grant eligibility and increase the maximum Pell award.
Maricopa County Community College District is the largest community college system in the country, serving over 200,000 students with the support of 10,000 faculty and staff members across 10 colleges. Pima Community College is a two-year college serving the greater Tucson metropolitan area at six locations throughout Pima County. Both community college networks provide quality, accessible education to Arizonans hoping to enrich and empower their lives through education.