About the Office of the Secretary

The Office of the Secretary primarily supports the work of the Arizona Board of Regents, effectively serves as the liaison between the Board and its committees, and facilitates leadership to help create and foster a unifying voice on key issues to the University administration, student governance, and Arizona’s other public universities. In consultation with general counsel, the office ensures that board recommendations are in compliance with legal requirements. The Office also works collaboratively with the President’s executive administration, Faculty Senate, other shared governance, and campus groups to further support institutional initiative efforts. The Secretary reports to the University President and directs special projects as requested on behalf of the President and the Arizona Board of Regents.

Additionally, the Office of the Secretary oversees Presidential Events, University Communications, and Government & Community Relations, a division comprised of Community, State, Tribal, and Federal Relations.

Other key roles include:

  • Commencement Speaker Selection Process
  • Regents' Professorship Process
  • Honorary Degrees Process
  • Tenure Appeals Process