Regents Appoint Eugene G. Sander as UA President

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) has appointed Eugene G. Sander as president of the University of Arizona.

Sander will serve on an interim basis until a permanent replacement for Robert N. Shelton is named. He will transition into the role immediately in coordination with Shelton, who begins his new job as head of the Fiesta Bowl on August 1.

Sander is vice provost and dean of the UA's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He was scheduled to retire on July 1 but will postpone retirement to fill the UA's top post.

He served as executive vice president and provost of the University from July 2007 through April 2008 during the search for a permanent provost, and he also served as vice president for University Outreach from 2006 to 2009.

"I'm honored that the Arizona Board of Regents has asked me to accept the leadership of the University and continue President Robert Shelton's excellent work," Sander said. "The University of Arizona is both a state and national treasure that has an excellent management team. I'm really enthused about joining that team as we move forward this next year."

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