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May 15, 2018

UA President to Dedicate New UA Yuma Education Center

  • What: UA Yuma moves to new headquarters with a dedication and ribbon-cutting. There also will be a news media availability with UA President Robert C. Robbins and UA Yuma director Tanya Hodges. 
  • When: Thursday, May 17. Media availability at 9:30 a.m. at the new facility, followed by tours and student showcase starting at 10. The media availability with Robbins will be held in one of the new classrooms. 
  • Where: UA Yuma, 7875 E. 24th St., Suite 7, Yuma, Arizona. Look for the large red, white and blue "A" directly opposite Arizona Western College. Note: Parking on site will be limited. Additional parking available across the street at AWC under the solar panels. A van will transport visitors across the street to the new facility.

TUCSON, Ariz. — University of Arizona officials will dedicate a new educational facility in Yuma on Thursday, marking the University's continued commitment to providing Arizona citizens access to relevant, high-value degrees.

The facility dedication will include tours, a student showcase and remarks by UA President Robert C. Robbins and other UA leaders, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility features three dedicated classrooms, two offices, student study and lounge space, and a central reception area. It also features the UA's high-speed wireless network and soon will have six dedicated virtual workstations connected to the UA Office of Student Computing Resources labs, as additional resources for students attending UA Yuma programs. 

UA Yuma offers undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering and Applied Sciences. Tanya Hodges, regional academic coordinator for UA Yuma, says offered programs are chosen based on input from area industries, interest by students and the needs of the region. With such strong industry connections, students in UA Yuma programs have the opportunity to intern and work for local and area businesses, and many secure employment before graduation. UA Yuma serves students throughout Yuma and La Paz counties, as well as the Imperial Valley region of California and the cross-border communities of San Luis and Mexicali.

Media Contacts:
Tanya Hodges
UA Yuma

Chris Sigurdson
UA Communications

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader and ranked 16th for the employability of its graduates, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $622 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships, and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.