A Shakeup in the Leadership of the University of Arizona

Last month, University of Arizona president Robert Shelton left his post to become president of the Fiesta Bowl. Now Meredith Hay, who has served as provost at the University of Arizona since 2008 and has had somewhat of a rocky relationship with many members of the faculty, has been given a new assignment. She was named special adviser to the chair of the Arizona Board of Regents. Thus, the university has lost its top two administrators in a very short time.

Dr. Hay also served as a professor of physiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Before coming to the University of Arizona, Dr. Hay was vice president for research at the University of Iowa. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Denver. She holds a master’s degree in neurobiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Ph.D. in cardiovascular pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Jacqueline Lee Mok will replace Hay as provost until a search for a permanent replacement is found. Dr. Mok has been serving as senior vice president and chief of staff for the university president.

Dr. Mok received her bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. She earned a master’s degree in music education from the University of North Texas and a doctorate in arts education from New York University.

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