The UA will welcome more than 10,000 new students when classes start Monday, including the most diverse freshman class in UA history. They bring with them solid academic backgrounds as well as a strong interest in the STEM fields.
With 167 patents filed and 11 startups launched in just a year, technology commercialization at the University of Arizona is kicking into high gear, with the UA's Never Settle strategic plan providing the road map.
In 1966, Dr. Jack Layton got an unexpected phone call asking him to help start the UA College of Medicine. He ended up saying yes and became the first department head in the college. The inaugural class later honored him as "The Father of the Class of '71."
Over the past two decades, Rees has led the Pride of Arizona, known as the "World's First Alternative Music Marching Band." He leaves behind a legacy of passion, innovation and a commitment to pushing students to new heights.