Edgar Soto Vice President at Pima Community College Desert Vista and East Campus. Also, the Chair of the Southern AZ Sports Tourism and Film Authority.
He is a native Tucsonan and attended local public schools, graduating from Tucson High School in 1987. Edgar earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of New Mexico in 1993. He has a Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Education from the University of Arizona and a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education from Northern Arizona University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
For more than 20 years, Edgar has worked at Pima in a variety of roles:
- Head baseball coach
- K-12 outreach coordinator
- Sports Marketing coordinator
- Adjunct faculty
- Executive Director of Athletics
- Dean of Fitness and Wellness
- Dean of Arts and Humanities
Edgar is a frequent presenter and public speaker at many events and is active on many community boards of directors.
Edgar is a bold advocate for increasing college completion rates and closing equity gaps. He believes that all students should have equal access to complete a college education or a credential of value. In addition, he believes that, with a clear path and a little support, our students can get a high-quality education that will help them live productive and meaningful lives and that the entire community will share the benefits of their success. He is also excited about the newly formed authority that has potential to bring economic impact to Southern Arizona.