Page Gonzales joins ABOR as vice president of government affairs and community relations
The Arizona Board of Regents is pleased to announce its hire of respected public policy and government relations professional Page Gonzales as vice president of government affairs and community relations.
Gonzales will play a leading role in developing, implementing and coordinating government affairs activities for the board, as well as advocating for budget, policy and legislative priorities.
“Page is one of the top policy experts in the state, and she’ll be a tremendous asset to the board,” said ABOR Executive Director John Arnold. “She has extensive experience working with state and local governments, a strong grasp of higher education issues and priorities facing Arizona, and a proven track record of delivering results that have moved Arizona forward. We are excited to have Page on board as we work to advance our legislative agenda, strengthen our university enterprise and support student success.”
Gonzales most recently served as Maricopa County Board of Supervisors District 2 chief of staff. Previously, she was the policy director under then-Gov. Janice K. Brewer, where she played a key role in developing and implementing the administration’s policy initiatives in education, tax and regulatory affairs, health care, public safety, natural resources and more. Prior to joining the governor’s office, she was the state relations director for Maricopa Community Colleges, one of the largest community college systems in the country.
“Born and raised in Arizona, I am a product of our excellent university system and I know the value of a higher education,” said Gonzales. “Arizona is growing, and our economy is changing. Just as our children deserve an education that is accessible and affordable, today’s businesses demand a quality and globally competitive workforce prepared by our universities. I look forward to working with the board, staff and university leaders to advance Arizona’s exceptional public university system, strengthen our workforce and grow our state economy for the benefit of generations to come.”
Gonzales graduated with honors from Arizona State University where she earned her master’s degree in public administration and her bachelor’s degree in justice administration.
Sarah Harper, 602-229-2542, 602-402-1341 | Sarah.K.Harper@azregents.edu