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Chad Sampson
Interim Executive Director

Chad Sampson

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The Arizona Board of Regents named Chad Sampson interim executive director in March 2024. He joined the board in 2010 as associate general counsel and transitioned to vice president of strategic planning before serving most recently as vice president of academic affairs and institutional analysis. A member of the State Bar of Arizona since 2002, Sampson has also worked in private law practice with Quarles & Brady and in the Arizona Attorney General’s Office as counsel for the Arizona Department of Education. 

Sampson is active in the education community, currently serving on the WestEd Board of Directors. He has previously served on the board at Tempe Preparatory Academy, Center for After School Excellence and the Arizona State Board of Education’s Professional Practices Advisory Committee. He has also worked as an adjunct professor at Mesa Community College. 

Sampson earned bachelor’s degrees in sociology and political science from the University of Utah and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa College of Law. Sampson and his wife Amber have five children.