Mission, Vision, History


The Arizona Board of Regents is committed to ensuring access for qualified residents of Arizona to undergraduate and graduate institutions; promoting the discovery, application, and dissemination of new knowledge; extending the benefits of university activities to Arizona’s citizens outside the university; and maximizing the benefits derived from the state’s investment in education.


The Arizona Board of Regents seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy and initiatives founded upon evidence-based research. Synergies from a unified higher education system will provide access and the highest quality education to Arizona's citizens. 

The Arizona public universities provide bachelor's level and higher public education, advance human knowledge through scholarly research and creative expression, and serve key roles as major partners in statewide economic development and community advancement. 


In 1864, the first Territorial Legislature authorized the establishment of the University of Arizona and provided for the management, direction, governance, and control by a Board of Regents. The state colleges, one in Tempe and one in Flagstaff, were governed by a three-member State Board of Education that included the Superintendent of Public Instruction and two members appointed by the Governor. 

In March of 1945, the Governor signed House Bill 136 uniting the governing boards of the university and state colleges of Arizona. The authority of the Board of Regents expanded to include the Arizona State Teachers College at Tempe (since 1958 Arizona State University), and Arizona State Teachers College at Flagstaff (since 1966 Northern Arizona University).

Regent History

Full NameDesignationReplacedYear BeginYear End
Lauren L’EcuyerStudent Regent20182020
Karrin Taylor Robson RegentGreg Patterson20172020
Aundrea DeGravinaStudent RegentJared Gorshe20172019
Vianney CareagaStudent RegentMark Naufel20162018
Lyndel MansonRegentLuAnn Leonard20162024
Diane DouglasSuperintendent of Public InstructionJohn Huppenthal2015
Jared GorsheStudent RegentValerie Hanna20152017
Larry PenleyRegentMark Killian20152026
Doug DuceyGovernorJanice K. Brewer2015
Mark NaufelStudent RegentKaitlin Thompson20142016
Bill RidenourRegentDennis DeConcini20142022
Ron ShoopmanRegentAnne Mariucci20142022
Valerie HannaStudent RegentTyler Bowyer20132015
Jay HeilerRegentFred DuVal20122020
Kaitlin ThompsonStudent RegentWilliam R. Holmes20122014
Ram KrishnaRegentErnest Calderón20122020
John HuppenthalSuperintendent of Public InstructionTom Horne20112015
Tyler BowyerStudent RegentJennifer Ginther20112013
Rick MyersRegentFred Boice20102018
Mark KillianRegentRobert Bulla20102015
William HolmesStudent RegentRoss Meyer20102012
Janice BrewerGovernorJanet Napolitano20092015
Jennifer GintherStudent RegentDavid Martinez III20092011
Bob McLendonRegentGary Stuart20082012
Ross MeyerStudent Regent20082010
LuAnn LeonardRegentChristina Palacios20082016
David Martinez IIIStudent RegentEdward Hermes20072009
Dennis DeConciniRegentJack Jewett20062014
Mary VeneziaStudent RegentBenjamin Graff20062008
Anne MariucciRegentChris Herstam20062014
Fred DuValRegentJack Jewett20062012
Jack JewettRegentLorraine Frank20062006
Kolby GranvilleStudent RegentWes McCalley20052005
Edward HermesStudent RegentKolby Granville20052007
Lorraine FrankRegentDonald Ulrich20042006
Ernest CalderónRegentKay McKay20042012
Benjamin GraffStudent RegentDanelle Peterson-Kelling20042006
Tom HorneSuperintendent of Public InstructionJaime Molera2003
Janet NapolitanoGovernorJane Hull20032009
Wes McCalleyStudent RegentMatthew Meaker20032005
Robert BullaRegentJudy Gignac20022010
Fred BoiceRegentGeorge H. "Hank" Amos III20022010
Danelle Peterson-KellingStudent RegentMyrina Robinson20022004
Myrina RobinsonStudent RegentMary Echeverria20012002
Matthew MeakerStudent Regent20012003
Jaime MoleraSuperintendent of Public InstructionLisa Graham Keegan20012002
Gary StuartRegentRudy Campbell20002008
Mary EcheverriaStudent RegentChristine Thompson20002001
Christina PalaciosRegentJohn F. Munger20002008
Christine ThompsonStudent RegentJennifer Reichelt19992000
Jennifer ReicheltStudent RegentJohn Platt19981999
Chris HerstamRegentEddie Basha19982006
Jack JewettRegentArthur Chapa19982006
Kay McKayRegentKurt Davis19982006
John PlattStudent RegentJonathan Schmitt19971998
Jane HullGovernorJ. Fife Symington19972002
Jonathan SchmittStudent RegentMark Davis19961997
Kurt DavisRegentDouglas Wall19961998
Donald UlrichRegentAndrew Hurwitz19962004
Lisa Graham KeeganSuperintendent of Public InstructionC. Diane Bishop19952001
Mark DavisStudent RegentDavid Tung19951996
Judy GignacRegentEsther Capin19942002
David TungStudent RegentSpencer Insolia19941995
George AmosRegentDonald Pitt19942002
Spencer InsoliaStudent RegentRhian Evans19931994
John MungerRegentEdith S. Auslander19922000
Rudy CampbellRegentHerman Chanen19922000
Rhian EvansStudent RegentAbedon Fimbres19921993
Abedon FimbresStudent RegentDanny Siciliano19911992
J. Fife SymingtonGovernorRose Mofford19911997
Eddie BashaRegentA. J. "Jack" Pfister19901998
Arthur ChapaRegentDonald Shropshire19901998
Danny SicilianoStudent RegentPeggy Steffens19901991
Peggy SteffensStudent RegentPatrick McWhortor19891990
Douglas WallRegentTio Tachias19881996
Patrick McWhortorStudent RegentJoseph Mikitish19881989
Andrew HurwitzRegentRalph A. Watkins, Jr.19881996
Rose MoffordGovernorEvan Mecham19881991
Evan MechamGovernorBruce Babbitt19871988
Ralph WatkinsRegentWilliam P. Reilly19871988
Joseph MikitishStudent RegentFelicia Morelos née Martinez19871988
C. Diane BishopSuperintendent of Public InstructionCarolyn Warner19871994
Felicia MartinezStudent RegentNora Ann Gerges née Colton19861987
Stan TurleyRegentWilliam P. Reilly19861986
Nora Ann Gerges née ColtonStudent RegentPaul Julien19851986
Edith AuslanderRegentThomas Chandler19841992
Paul JulienStudent RegentKathleen Couey née Clark19841985
Herman ChanenRegentDr. William G. Payne19841992
Kathleen ClarkStudent RegentVada Manager19831984
A. J. PfisterRegentRudy E. Campbell19821990
Vada ManagerStudent Regent19821983
Donald PittRegentJames F. McNulty Jr.19821994
Donald ShropshireRegentDwight W. Patterson19821990
Shannon MartyStudent RegentRenee Marler19811982
James McNultyRegentEarl Carroll19801982
Renee MarlerStudent RegentJoel Stiner19801981
Tio TachiasRegentSidney S. Woods19801988
William ReillyRegentDwight W. Patterson19801986
Dwight PattersonRegentRalph M. Bilby19801982
Joel StinerStudent RegentAndrew Federhar19791980
Andrew FederharStudent Regent19781979
Bruce BabbittGovernorHarvey Wesley Bolin19781987
Esther CapinRegentJames Dunseath19781994
Earl CarrollRegentJohn F. Molloy19781980
John MolloyRegentGordon D. Paris19771978
Harvey BolinGovernorRaul H. Castro19771978
Thomas ChandlerRegentDr. Paul L. Singer19761984
William PayneRegentMargaret M. Christy19761984
Raul CastroGovernorJohn R. (Jack) Williams19751977
Carolyn WarnerSuperintendent of Public InstructionWeldon P. Shofstall19751986
Dwight PattersonRegentKenneth G. Bentson19751980
Ralph BilbyRegentNorman Sharber19741980
Rudy CampbellRegentJohn A. Lentz19741982
Sidney WoodsRegentWesley P. Goss19711980
John LentzRegentElwood W. Bradford19711974
Kenneth BentsonRegentArthur B. Schellenberg19701975
Margaret ChristyRegentBetty Riggle19701976
James DunseathRegentDean Burch19691978
Dean BurchRegentGeorge W. Chambers19691969
Weldon ShofstallSuperintendent of Public InstructionSarah Folsom19691974
Gordon ParisRegentLeon Levy19691977
Betty RiggleRegentNorma Barr Rockfellow19691970
Norma RockfellowRegentVivian Lahti Boysen19671969
John WilliamsGovernorSamuel P. Goddard Jr.19671975
Paul SingerRegentO. D. Miller19671976
Sarah FolsomSuperintendent of Public InstructionW. W. Dick19651969
Norman SharberRegentJohn G. Babbitt19651974
Samuel GoddardGovernorPaul J. Fannin19651967
Arthur SchellenbergRegentLynn M. Laney19631970
Wesley GossRegentSamuel H. Morris19631971
George ChambersRegentWilliam R. Matthews19611969
Leon LevyRegentAlexander G. Jacome19611969
W. W. DickSuperintendent of Public InstructionM. L. Brooks19591965
O. D. MillerRegentJohn M. Jacobs19591967
Vivian BoysenRegentEvelyn Jones Kirmse19591967
Paul FanninGovernorErnest W. McFarland19591965
Marion BrooksSuperintendent of Public InstructionClifton L. Harkins19571959
Elwood BradfordRegentMichael B. Hodges19571971
Samuel MorrisRegent19551963
Clifton HarkinsSuperintendent of Public InstructionM. L. Brooks19551957
Ernest McFarlandGovernorHoward Pyle19551959
Alexander JacomeRegent19521961
Howard PyleGovernorDan E. Garvey19511955
Evelyn KirmseRegent19511959
John JacobsRegent19511959
William MatthewsRegent19501961
John BabbittRegent19491965
M. L. BrooksSuperintendent of Public InstructionLinne D. Klemmedson19491955
J. George HilzingerRegent19491957
Michael HodgesRegent19491957
Dan GarveyGovernorSidney P. Osborn19481951
Nolan PulliamSuperintendent of Public InstructionE. D. Ring19471947
Linne KlemmedsonSuperintendent of Public InstructionNolan D. Pulliam19471949
Walter BimsonRegent19471955
William StevensonRegent19451947
James BriscoeRegent19451945
Florence BeckRegent19451947
John ScottRegent19451950
Lynn LaneyRegent19451963
Charlotte GoodwinRegent19451947
W. Ronald EllsworthRegent19431951
Joseph MorganRegent19431945
Samuel MorrisRegent19431945
Clarence HoustonRegent19411949
Evo DeConciniRegent19411941
Sue GreerRegent19411948
Sidney OsbornGovernorRobert T. Jones19411948
E. D. RingSuperintendent of Public InstructionHerman E. Hendrix19411947
Cleon KnappRegent19401952
M. O. BestRegent19391947
Robert JonesGovernorR. C. Stanford19391941
Elbert HoustonRegent19371940
Martin GentryRegent19371943
R. C. StanfordGovernorBenjamin B. Moeur19371939
Jack MartinRegent19351947
William WestoverRegent19351943
Albert CrawfordRegent19351943
Samuel PatteeRegent19341935
Halbert MillerRegent19331941
Herman HendrixSuperintendent of Public InstructionCharles O. Case19331941
Benjamin MoeurGovernor19331937
E. E. EllinwoodRegent19331941
W. O. SweekRegent19321937
John PhillipsGovernor19291931
Henry McCluskeyRegent19291939
W. C. JoynerRegent19291932
George BridgeRegent19271932
Louis KempfRegent19271928
Robert TalleyRegent19271936
Frank CriderRegent19271935
Roy KirkpatrickRegent19251932
Anthony JohnsRegent19251925
Cleve Van DykeRegent19231929
Charles CaseSuperintendent of Public Instruction19231933
Theodora MarshRegent19231936
E. E. EllinwoodRegent19231927
Charles LaytonRegent19231933
John CorriganRegent19231927
Mose DrachmanRegent19211923
Dwight HeardRegent19211923
Elsie TolesSuperintendent of Public InstructionCharles O. Case19211923
Estmer HudsonRegent19201925
William ScarlettRegent19191921
Edmund WellsRegent19191925
Epes RandolphRegent19191921
John CampbellRegent19191926
James ComptonRegent19191922
Thomas CampbellGovernor19191922
Timothy RiordanRegent19191923
John HughesRegent19181919
Louise MarshallRegent19181919
J. H. ChapmanRegent19181918
Henry McCluskeyRegent19181919
Madge RobertsRegent19181918
John FinnRegent19171917
John OrmeRegent19171918
Edward TitcombRegent19171918
Joseph HodgsonRegent19171918
Bettie WhiteRegent19161919
William ScarlettRegent19141919
Roderick KennedyRegent19141917
William BryanRegent19141920
Frank DuffyRegent19141917
Rudolph RasmessenRegent19141918
W. V. WhitmoreRegent19141918
Charles CaseSuperintendent of Public InstructionKirke T. Moore19121921
Albert WatersRegent19121914
Logan WheatleyRegent19121915
Frank HerefordRegent19121917
Lewis RickettsRegent19121923
John GreenwayRegent19111912
W. J. MurphyRegent19111912
Kirke MooreSuperintendent of Public InstructionR. L. Long19101912
Richard SloanGovernorJoseph H. Kibbey19091912
Anthony GrossettaRegent19071911
R. L. LongSuperintendent of Public InstructionN. G. Layton19061910
Joseph KibbeyGovernorAlexander O. Brodie19051909
Walter TalbotRegent19051907
Charles BaylessRegent19041910
George RoskrugeRegent19031911
Mark EganRegent19031904
Ferris FitchRegent19021903
Alexander BrodieGovernorNathan Oakes Murphy19021905
Winfield ScottRegent19021904
John OrmsbyRegent19021905
N. G. LaytonSuperintendent of Public InstructionR. L. Long19021906
James ZabriskieRegent19011903
Anthony GrossettaRegent19011902
Charles DrakeRegent18991901
Hiram FennerRegent18991901
Herbert TenneyRegent18991902
R. L. LongSuperintendent of Public InstructionAlbert P. Sherman18981902
Nathan MurphyGovernorMyron H. McCord18981902
William HerringRegent18981902
Albert ShermanSuperintendent of Public InstructionThomas E. Dalton18971898
John MartinRegent18971899
Myron McCordGovernorBenjamin J. Franklin18971898
W. V. WhitmoreRegent18971899
Merrill FreemanRegent18971912
Thomas DaltonSuperintendent of Public InstructionF. J. Netherton18961897
M. G. SamaniegoRegent18961897
Benjamin FranklinGovernorHoward Billman18961897
Edward MonkRegent18951897
Howard BillmanGovernorLouis C. Hughes18951897
Michael HodgesRegent18951896
Rochester FordRegent18931895
Herbert TenneyRegent18931895
F. J. NethertonSuperintendent of Public InstructionGeorge Cheyney18931896
Charles BruceRegent18931894
Louis HughesGovernorN. A. Morford18931896
N. A. MorfordTerritorial Secretary18921893
John OrmsbyRegent18921893
Samuel HughesRegent18911891
John GardinerRegent18911891
George CheyneySuperintendent of Public InstructionCharles W. Strauss18901895
John IrwinGovernorLouis Wolfley18901892
William StoneRegent1890
Royal JohnsonRegent18891889
Merrill FreemanRegent18891894
Robert MillarRegent18891891
Louis WolfleyGovernorConrad M. Zulick18891890
H. F. GoodwinRegent18891891
John OrmsbyRegent18891890
Herbert BrownRegent18891889
Selim FranklinRegent18881897
Charles StraussSuperintendent of Public InstructionR. L. Long18871890
J. S. WoodRegent18871889
George RoskrugeRegent18871889
M. G. SamaniegoRegent18861889
Jacob Mansfeld (Mansfield)Regent18861887
John HandyRegent18861888
R. L. LongSuperintendent of Public Instruction18851887
Conrad ZulickGovernor18851889