Learn more about Arizona’s world-class public university system, the people who serve on the Arizona Board of Regents and the universities’ contribution to economic prosperity in our state.
Dr. Nancy Tribbensee, Senior Counsel and Special Advisor to the Board, was awarded the Regents Medal for her extraordinary career in public higher education and her commitment to the students and families of Arizona.
Executive Director John Arnold shares the top five things to know about the September 2021 board meeting.
The 2021 Regents’ Cup, hosted by Arizona State University, pivoted to a virtual event this year. While we missed being together in person, students engaged in rigorous debate and civil discourse in our online format.
ABOR Executive Director John Arnold details the top five things on the agenda at the board's June meeting.
Sarah Suggs, President and CEO of the Sandra Day O'Connor Institute for American Democracy, takes you inside Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's historic home in Tempe, while former Arizona House Representative Art Hamilton and Regent Karrin Taylor Robson discuss civil discourse and the Regents' Cup.
Arizona Senator Paul Boyer explains why the Arizona Legislature should support the New Economy Initiative for the future economic success of the state.
Sybil Francis, President and CEO of the Center for the Future of Arizona, explains why the New Economy Initiative comes at an important time in Arizona's trajectory.
Steve Trussell, Arizona Rock Products Association and Arizona Mining Association Executive Director, says the 21st-century mining landscape is changing. He believes a talented workforce is needed to meet industry demands. That's why he is supporting the Board's New Economy Initiative.
President, CEO and co-founder of Plaza Companies Sharon Harper discusses why an educated workforce in the New Economy is vital for economic prosperity in Arizona.
Dr. John Molina, Chief Compliance Officer at Native Health and an Indigenous member of the Pascua Yaqui and Yavapai Apache tribes, describes why he supports the New Economy Initiative.
ASU's next university provost and executive vice president, Nancy Gonzales, is a first-generation college student who received a scholarship when she graduated high school in Miami, Ariz. She discusses why the Arizona Promise Program is needed in the state.
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Monica Villalobos is a strong advocate of higher education. She believes education is the great equalizer for minority communities and is critical to the economic success of our state.
Student Regent Anthony Rusk explains why investing in a college scholarship program that covers tuition and fees for low-income students will increase college going and completion rates in Arizona and provide the educated workforce needed to meet demand.
Student Regent Nikhil Dave discusses how an Arizona Promise Program would enhance Arizona’s competitiveness by opening the door of opportunity to students from low-income families.
ABOR Executive Director John Arnold discusses board meeting agenda items, including legislation impacting Arizona's public universities, general education and Arizona Teachers Academy policy revisions, and ASU's operational and financial review.
Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO Todd Sanders was illiterate until he reached fifth grade. He said overcoming that challenge was what started his journey in education and became a proud Northern Arizona University Lumberjack. Learn why he supports the board's New Economy Initiative.
Lynette Stant, Arizona's 2020 Teacher of the Year and the first Indigenous woman to earn this designation, discusses how Arizona's public universities are committed to addressing Arizona's teacher shortage through recruitment and retainment programs.
"The kind of research the universities do that leads to new innovations, technologies and products is critical in supporting the tech industry here in Arizona." - Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steven Zylstra discusses why he supports the New Economy Initiative
Chris Camacho, President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council, explains how the New Economy Initiative will help meet the growing demand of future industry in Arizona.
"There's a lot of uncertainty in today's world. What is certain is that if we can get the New Economy Initiative funded, Arizona's GDP will increase considerably over what what would be the case if this initiative did not exist." - Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Greater Phoenix Leadership President and CEO Neil Guiliano explains why he supports the board's New Economy Initiative.
Carmen Heredia, CEO of Valle del Sol Community Health, discusses the New Economy Initiative and the role higher education plays in the hiring process in the health care industry.
As we leave 2020 and look forward to a new year, there is no doubt Arizona will emerge stronger and more resilient for what we have faced together and for the many ways we have helped and cared for each other.
ABOR Chair Larry E. Penley discusses why the general education curriculum is important to a student's degree and how the curriculum supports continued civics education at Arizona's public universities.
Regent Karrin Taylor Robson discusses why the general education curriculum is important to a student's degree and how the redesign is helping students think critically and tackle complex questions from the onset of their university experience.
ABOR Executive Director John Arnold discusses items on the board meeting agenda, including the Postsecondary Attainment and Fall Enrollment reports, a legislative update and the appointment of regents professors for Arizona State University.
The Tohono O’odham Nation announces its $1 million contribution to the University of Arizona and Arizona State University to support their world-renowned medical researchers’ efforts to combat COVID-19.
Regent Karrin Taylor Robson shares opening remarks at the Tohono O’odham COVID-19 university research announcement.
ABOR Chair Larry E. Penley presents opening remarks discussing the innovative ways Arizona's public universities have responded to the pandemic.
ABOR Executive Director John Arnold discusses items on the board meeting agenda, including the Graduate Wages Report, NAU presidential search guidelines, an update on fall operations from the university presidents and the establishment of a food insecurity and housing work group.
The Technology and Research Initiative Fund received $81.4 million in state funds in fiscal year 2019-20. The universities leveraged that investment to attract an additional $465.6 million in outside research funding, resulting in $547 million in TRIF-related research.
ABOR Executive Director John Arnold discusses items on the August board meeting agenda, including a discussion about several statutory reports, including the Arizona Teacher's Academy report and the Technology Research Initiative Fund report, and the University of Arizona new Global Campus.
ABOR Executive Director John Arnold discusses what to expect at the June 2020 virtual board meeting, including discussions with the university presidents about re-opening campuses in the fall and COVID-19 response planning and enterprise-wide performance metrics.
SALC leader Ted Maxwell explains why New Economy Initiative is critical to the state's future workforce
Southern Arizona Leadership Council President and CEO Ted Maxwell explains why the New Economy Initiative is critical to the state’s future workforce.
ABOR Executive Director John Arnold discusses what to expect at this week’s board meeting at ASU, including the New Economy Initiative, a legislative update to the board, and Regent Ram Krishna and Regent Jay Heiler's term completions.
Jaime Molera, partner at Molera Alvarez, discusses why Arizona business leaders support the New Economy Initiative, which focuses on laying the foundation for Arizona to increase employment growth and economic opportunity.
Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steven G. Zylstra on New Economy Initiative's importance
Arizona Technology Council President and CEO Steven G. Zylstra discusses the New Economy Initiative and its importance in investing in Arizona's future workforce and research addressing society's challenges.
Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO Todd Sanders: New Economy Initiative is critical to Arizona
Greater Phoenix Chamber President and CEO Todd Sanders explains why the New Economy Initiative is critical to the workforce and Arizona's ability to compete.
Greater Phoenix Leadership President and CEO Neil Giuliano: New Economy important for Arizona's future
Greater Phoenix Leadership President and CEO Neil Giuliano comments on the New Economy Initiative and its importance to the future of Arizona.
Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Chris Camacho: New Economy Initiative will drive investment
Greater Phoenix Economic Council President and CEO Chris Camacho discusses the New Economy Initiative and how it will drive investment and meet realistic needs of industry partners.
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer: New Economy Initiative will build economy
Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Glenn Hamer discusses the new economy initiative and how it will build Arizona's workforce and economy.
The Technology and Research Initiative Fund supports projects and initiatives in areas including health, water, national security and workforce development.
Arizona Board of Regents Executive Director John Arnold discusses the upcoming board meeting on Sept. 19 and 20, including a discussion on workforce development and the impact it has on Arizona’s economy, and Northern Arizona University’s Operational and Financial Review.
Arizona Board of Regents Executive Director John Arnold discusses the upcoming board meeting on June 13 and 14, including the Annual Report and Arizona Teachers Academy.
Arizona Board of Regents Executive Director John Arnold discusses the upcoming meeting on April 11 and 12, including tuition setting, an update from the state demographer and electing new board officers.
Governor Doug Ducey, Regent Larry Penley, Regent Fred DuVal and NAU President Rita Cheng meet with Paseo Pointe Elementary School leadership and student teachers enrolled in the Arizona Teachers Academy, a program helping to prepare the next generation of teachers.
Regent Karrin Taylor Robson discusses the Regents' Cup, a competition between students at Arizona's public universities that will foster and encourage civil debate.
Arizona’s three public universities play a critical role in fueling Arizona’s economy, driving economic growth, expanding the tax base and generating jobs.
Arizona Board of Regents Executive Director John Arnold discusses the upcoming meeting on Feb. 7 and 8, including the Economic Impact Report, a discussion on student mental health and Arizona State University’s Operational and Financial Review.
Regent Larry Penley’s extensive experience in higher education ranges from his days as a university president to today with a focus on quality in general education courses and learning outcomes for students in their majors.
Regent Lyndel Manson is a Harvard University graduate who believes in the power of education to change lives.
Arizona Board of Regents Executive Director John Arnold discusses the upcoming meeting on Nov. 15 and 16, including the University of Arizona's new strategic plan and key takeaways from the 2018 Financial Aid and Wages of Graduates reports.
The Arizona Board of Regents 2018 Technology and Research Initiative Fund annual report showcases research funded by Proposition 301 sales-tax revenues, including a low-cost test for Zika virus, new strategies for diagnosing and treating cancer, and ways to control asthma
Arizona’s public universities collaborate each year on the statewide Tri-University Tour to help students and families navigate admission, enrollment and financial aid at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona.
ABOR Interim Managing Director John Arnold discusses his background and what's coming up in Arizona public higher education.
Arizona Board of Regents Chair Ron Shoopman discusses our higher education enterprise that is "unlike other structures across the nation" and his U.S. Air Force background, including his role after 9/11.
As Regent Rick Myers' term on the Arizona Board of Regents comes to an end, Gov. Ducey thanks him for his dedication.
Regents, presidents, former regents, business leaders and family pay tribute to Regent Rick Myers and his service to the Arizona Board of Regents.
Arizona Board of Regents Chair Bill Ridenour grew up in Oatman, Ariz., and went to school in a one-room schoolhouse. Higher education opened up a whole new world for him.
Student Regent Vianney Careaga traces his aspirations to become a student regent to third grade when he learned about the potential public servants have to bring about positive change.
A new initiative to bring more teachers to Arizona’s classrooms was launched as education, civic, community, government and business leaders celebrated the creation of the Arizona Teachers Academy, an innovative strategy to improve education in Arizona.
Arizona Board of Regents Chair Greg Patterson remarks at the new building at the Phoenix Downtown campus
ABOR Chair Greg Patterson encourages Arizona State University graduates to persevere their after graduation.
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey joins leaders from throughout Arizona to launch a drive to equip 60 percent of Arizonans with a certificate or college degree by 2030.
TEMPRONICS: Supporting and Growing Local Businesses – This cutting edge Tucson company has strong ties to the University of Arizona, including hiring many engineering graduates.
Expanding Access to Education: AZTransfer helps students transfer seamlessly from community colleges to Arizona’s public universities.
Student Regent Jared Gorshe is dedicated to public service.
Students from Arizona’s public universities showcase their research from mining asteroids to examining uranium mining on Hopi lands.
Students at Arizona's public universities share how they are being successful at ASU, NAU and UA.
Technology transfer changes lives and spurs the economy.
Arizona Board of Regents - Transforming Arizona, Impacting the World
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