University of Arizona South gets a new name
Change highlights ties to Sierra Vista
SIERRA VISTA — Known as University of Arizona (UA) South since 1999, the headquarters of the university’s first branch campus has been renamed UA Sierra Vista.
The name change, announced on Tuesday reflects the university’s long-time presence in the community, but also represents work being done to benefit students who want to seek a four-year degree in Sierra Vista, said Jim Shockey, Dean of UA South.
“A lot goes behind the name that hopefully people will notice,” he said. There is a greater involvement in developing new programs with Cochise College in Sierra Vista and Douglas, with a focus on making the transition seamless.
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