Pam Cosay is a proud member of the Navajo Nation from Tuba City, AZ.
Introductions are an important aspect of Pam’s Diné culture and the following identifies her relation to her people.
Yá’át’ééh shí éí Pamela Cosay yíníshyé’. (Hello, my name is Pamela Cosay)
Kinyaa'áanii nishłį́ (I am from The Towering House Clan)
Kin ł ichii'nii bashishchiin (I am born for the Red House Clan)
Tábąąhá dashicheii (My maternal grandma is from the Water's Edge Clan)
'Áshįįhi dashinalí (My paternal grandpa is from the Salt Clan)
While attending college, Pam began working as a work study student and this favorable experience opened the door to her career passion. Pam’s 21 years in higher education includes 10 years at Pima Community College working with Financial Aid, Admissions and Records/One-Stop Center, and Student Development. Pam is currently employed in PVCC’s Admissions and Records Department as a Student Services Specialist and is the Primary Designated Student Officer (PDSO) for International students. Pam endeavors to make their transition as seamless as possible.
Pam obtained an Associate of Science degree from Pima Community College and is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Arizona North Valley.
Pam is an advocate for education. Although her maternal and paternal parents did not finish their education past middle school, they were huge supporters of her educational endeavors and often said, “get your education.” As a first-generation college student, Pam encountered many challenges. In her career, Pam advocates for those students who need that extra support. Because Student Affairs is the student's first contact, Pam aspires to provide students with the support they need in their educational pursuit. Pam also credits the brilliant and amazing staff who have shown support, love, kindness, acceptance, and leadership toward making Paradise Valley Community College Puma-tastic!
Pam is the mother of three beautiful daughters who have a love of softball in their blood. Two of her daughters played softball in college and her youngest daughter is in high school. Pam’s husband is of Apache heritage and historically, the Apache and Navajo did not get along, yet they have been married 25 years. Together they cherish their three grandchildren who keep them young and golden. Coming from small towns on the reservation, they have made the city their home which allows many opportunities for their family; and an educational opportunity is number one.