Regents name candidate for UA presidency

February 7, 2012

By hammersmith

Members of the University of Arizona community will have the chance to meet the candidate for UA’s presidency in less than a week. Ann Weaver Hart, currently president of Temple University, will visit UA’s Tucson campus on February 13.

As Temple’s president, Dr. Hart oversees a academic medical center, Temple University Health System, and during a six-year tenure has achieved several milestones for Temple:

She has significantly increased undergraduate and graduate applications while raising the academic qualifications of incoming students; produced an institutional record number of Fulbright scholars; improved the freshman retention rate and time to degree; grown research expenditures by nearly $30 million; fostered technology transfer and economic development efforts; and advanced Temple’s ranking with the National Science Foundation seven spots. The Chronicle of Higher Education cites Temple’s graduation rate as increasing at the second fastest rate among public research universities nationwide, a feat accomplished under Hart’s leadership.

Previously, Dr. Hart served as president of the University of New Hampshire, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Claremont Graduate University, and dean of the Graduate School and special assistant to the president at the University of Utah, where she earned her doctorate in educational administration. 

Read more at the source: “ABOR Names Ann Weaver Hart as UA Presidential Candidate