A community college president in Washington is the leading candidate to become Pima Community College’s next chancellor, according to the Governing Board.

Lee D. Lambert of Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Wash., has emerged as the leading candidate among four finalists to replace Roy Flores, who resigned last year.

At a special meeting on Friday the PCC board voted unanimously to send two board members and three employees to do a site visit at Shoreline college as part of the chancellor search process.

The other named finalists were Terrence J. Burgess, president of San Diego City College, San Diego; Greg P. Smith, president of Central Community College, Grand Island, Neb.; and Elñora Tena Webb, president of Laney College in Oakland, Calif.

All four candidates came to Tucson last week to participate in public forums at the college.