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Regents: University of Arizona president ready to be picked

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Posted at 10:20 AM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 12:20:52-05
PHOENIX (AP) - The state Board of Regents says it is ready to pick a new president for the University of Arizona.
 
The regents have scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday evening in Phoenix and will vote on a finalist for the position.
 
Last week, Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan and Dr. Robert Clayton Robbins were named the two finalists for the UA job.
 
Panchanathan is the executive vice president and chief research and innovation officer of Arizona State University's Knowledge Enterprise Development while Robbins is president and chief executive officer of Texas Medical Center.
 
UA President Ann Weaver Hart is serving out the remainder of her contract that expires in June 2018.
 
Hart became the university's 21st president in 2012 and says she'll remain at the helm until a replacement is named.