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Regents ask for input on UA president search

Board will hold forums through Oct. 24

  • The University of Arizona's Old Main building.
    Ken Lund/FlickrThe University of Arizona's Old Main building.
  • Robert Shelton stepped down as the University of Arizona's president at the end of July to become executive director of the Fiesta Bowl.
    University of ArizonaRobert Shelton stepped down as the University of Arizona's president at the end of July to become executive director of the Fiesta Bowl.

The Arizona Board of Regents is asking for public input as they search for a new president of the University of Arizona.

The Regents will hold forums, which continue through Oct. 24, where the community can offer suggestions in the search, the UA said in a press release.

Robert Shelton, 62, announced on June 13 that he would be stepping down as the school's leader after five years to become the executive director of the Fiesta Bowl.

"This was probably the most difficult decision I've ever had to make," Shelton said when he announced his resignation in June.

"I have spent my entire career in higher education and I care passionately about the UA. But there always comes a point in life where you feel that it is time to try something new," he said.

Eugene Sander, former vice provost and dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, has been serving as president since Aug. 1.

More information about the search for a new president can be found at the Regents' website.

If you go

What: UA presidential search community forums

  • Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m., Catalina/Tucson rooms,  UA's Student Union Memorial Center
  • Thursday, 5:30-7 p.m., Gallagher Theater, UA's Student Union Memorial Center
  • Friday, 3-4:30 p.m., Catalina/Tucson rooms,  UA's Student Union Memorial Center
  • Friday, 5:30-7 p.m., Amethyst Room, Pima Community College, downtown campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave.
  • Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., Public Meeting Room, UA South, 1140 N. Colombo Ave., Sierra Vista
  • Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, UA College of Medicine, Phoenix, 600 E. Van Buren St.
  • Oct. 24, 3 - 4:30 p.m., 1899 Ballroom, High Country Conference Center, Northern Arizona University, 201 W. Butler Ave., Flagstaff

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