Communications from the President
Below you can read communications from the President to the campus community and the community at large, including addresses, memorandums and opinion pieces prepared for local and regional publications.
Statement from President Robbins on John McCain
At the University of Arizona commencement ceremony in 2005, Sen. John McCain told Wildcat graduates that he believed "the true worth of a person is measured by how faithfully we serve a cause greater than our self-interest, that encompasses us but is not defined by our existence alone."
Thank you and congratulations to Dr. Melissa Vito
As you may know, Dr. Melissa Vito will be stepping away from her role as Senior Vice President for Student Affairs, Enrollment Management and Strategic Initiatives and will be moving into the private sector effective July 1, staying active in higher education outreach and advocacy.
An important update about our campus community
I wrote to you during the spring semester to express my concern regarding instances of sexual assault, relationship violence and discrimination on our campus and, more importantly, the University’s response to alleged incidents. At that time, I committed to ensuring that our approaches to education, prevention, adjudication and survivor support are exemplars across the country, while maintaining a consistent, fair and transparent process.
National Search for SVP Academic Affairs & Provost
I am pleased to announce that we have launched a national search for our next Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost. This is an expanded and reimagined role that will provide leadership for our academic initiatives, research enterprise, and student affairs and enrollment efforts. A role of this scope and magnitude will require a visionary and highly collaborative leader committed to making the University of Arizona a destination for the world’s best thinkers and the nation’s top students.