Arizona Board of Regents elects officers for 2023-24

Photo of Chair-Elect Fred DuVal and Chair Lyndel Manson

Arizona Board of Regents elects officers for 2023-24

April 21, 2023

Today, the Arizona Board of Regents elected 2023-24 board officers at its meeting at the University of Arizona. Regent Fred DuVal will serve as chair of the board while Regent Cecilia Mata will serve as vice chair. Regent Robert Herbold was elected secretary of the board and Regent Lyndel Manson, who most recently served as chair, will now be treasurer of the board with Student Regent Katelyn Rees serving as assistant treasurer. Officers will take their positions July 1, 2023.

“I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of all Arizonans to improve educational attainment in our state, drive research that makes a difference in the lives of residents and ensure these outstanding universities thrive. Our public university enterprise is one of the most innovative in the nation. It is also one that is uniquely positioned to provide an excellent, affordable education for students,” said Regent DuVal. “I’m following in the footsteps of a truly inspirational leader as Regent Manson takes on a new role after serving as chair for two years. Her steadfast leadership characterized by integrity and careful analysis made our board and our enterprise stronger.”

Appointed to the board by former Gov. Doug Ducey in 2018, this is Regent DuVal’s second term on the board; he previously served from 2006-12. He currently serves as chair elect, chair of the Academic Affairs and Educational Attainment Committee and as a member of the Research and Health Sciences Committee. Regent DuVal also represents the Arizona Board of Regents on the WestEd Board.

Regent DuVal is the originator of Regents’ Research and Community Grants that leverage the universities’ expertise to address longstanding challenges facing the state and its communities. He also envisioned the Arizona Teachers Academy that offers students covered tuition and fees for their program of study if they agree to teach in Arizona public schools; he is the founder of AZTransfer and the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona.

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