Pima Community College is shuffling some of its academic leaders and looking for a new provost.

Provost Suzanne Miles will become president of PCC's Downtown campus.

Miles has been provost for seven years and has worked at PCC for 27 years. She said she was proud to see the college through three strategic plans and helped PCC make decisions backed by research and data.

She said it has been a long-term career goal to be a campus president.

Downtown campus President Johnson Bia, who has been a PCC administrator for 18 years, will lead the Desert Vista campus.

Desert Vista campus President Christal Albrecht is leaving PCC to become the downtown campus president at Florida State College at Jacksonville, which set the changes in motion.

All of the job changes take effect in January.

A national search for a new provost for the college is in progress.

The interim provost will be José Leyba, a retired administrator from the Maricopa County Community College District.

Contact reporter Becky Pallack at bpallack@azstarnet.com or 807-8012.