University of Arizona South gets a new name

Change highlights ties to Sierra Vista

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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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Rancher on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 11:44am

It’s about time the UofA came to it’s senses, we were calling the campus down
here UofA Sierra Vista before they decided it should be call UofA South. Nice
cover-up about why they changed it back! Rancher

AZ Shooter on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 4:36pm

I was in academia for awhile. Notwithstanding that I do like the name change,
I wonder how many meetings and consensus building sessions they had to have
before they reached a final decision on the name.

dogmaah on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 8:29pm

The UA-SV complex is such a small complex that hides behind Cochise College.
It really needs to make itself more noticable within the community.