The Arizona Board of Regents has announced two candidates for the position of the president of the University of Arizona.
Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, Ph.D., is the executive vice president and chief research and innovation officer of Arizona State University’s Knowledge Enterprise Development.
Robert Clayton Robbins, M.D., is president and chief executive officer of Texas Medical Center.
The board indicated it plans on interviewing both candidates.
ABOR Chair Greg Patterson said:
“The University of Arizona is a highly prestigious research institution and land-grant university, and our search has attracted tremendously talented individuals from across the nation. It is crucial the next president has a clear vision for the successful future of the university and student success, and the ability to implement that vision in today’s changing national and international higher education markets. We must count on this next president to drive the university’s success in multiple state-wide, national and international markets, including markets with other Arizona public universities, and to make an immediate and lasting contribution to the future of the UA.”
The selected finalist will be invited to a campus visit on March 8.