Dear UA Community,
I am pleased to announce we have appointed Celina Ramirez as University Compliance Officer for the University of Arizona. In this role, Celina will provide strategic leadership and oversight of all compliance-related activities across the UA. She transitions to this role on July 1 and will report to me.
As director of the University Compliance Office, Celina will be responsible for effectively implementing the policies, procedures and practices that ensure UA compliance with institutional, regulatory and legal requirements. In doing so, she will partner with compliance representatives who span disciplines, including research, financial, medical and institutional equity, to ensure that University practices are consistent with our institutional values and the highest standards of ethics.
Celina has more than 10 years of experience in compliance at the UA, most recently as the Americans with Disabilities Act/504 compliance officer and associate director at the Disability Resource Center. She developed a 5-year plan for physical access upgrades at the University and created policies and guidelines related to communication and technology access.
After completing her undergraduate and law degrees at Stanford, Celina joined the UA in 2008 as a compliance officer for the Office of Institutional Equity. With OIE, she conducted discrimination investigations and oversaw the policy adoption process for a revised nondiscrimination policy.
I look forward to her leadership as University Compliance Officer. Please join me in congratulating Celina Ramirez as she takes on this critical role.
Robert C. Robbins
The University of Arizona