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    Regents approve new VP of external relations

    The Arizona Board of Regents approved Stephen MacCarthy as the new public face of the UA March 9 at its meeting, following the recommendation of President Robert Shelton.

    The board voted unanimously to make MacCarthy the new vice president of external relations.

    After the March 2006 retirement of Janet Bingham, vice president of university advancement, Shelton asked a search committee to find a replacement. During the search, the position was renamed and changed to include community-, government- and corporate-outreach responsibilities.

    MacCarthy comes from Pennsylvania State University, where he served as vice president of university relations. He said his first day of work at the UA will be April 30.

    UA gets go-ahead to renovate Cochise sprinklers

    Regents approved the UA’s request to sell system revenue bonds to finance part of the university’s plan to renovate existing Residence Life facilities.

    The bond sale, approved March 9, puts a $700,000 cap on the money the university can make to use this summer to revamp the aging fire sprinkler system in Cochise Residence Hall, according to documents supplied to the regents.

    Construction on the sprinklers was supposed to be approved for last summer, but the proposal didn’t make it through all the required committees on time, the regents’ executive summary said.

    UA, ASU sign on for redefined med school partnership

    Regents expanded an August 2004 memorandum of understanding to clarify how the UA College of Medicine Phoenix campus will be governed.

    The campus will be known as the The University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix, in Partnership with Arizona State University. UA and ASU will be primarily responsible for a joint-operation plan of its facilities, as well as for cooperating in fundraising efforts and offering joint graduate degree programs, according to the regent-approved addendum.

    The addendum states, however, that the UA will have sole governance of the campus and both universities. It also states that all three state universities, including Northern Arizona University, must be involved in the Arizona Universities Biomedical Planning Council, which will help run the facility.

    Lease-purchase deal approved for Corleone Apartments

    Regents approved a plan for the UA to lease Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave., from the UA Foundation for one year, with the intent to purchase the property during that time.

    Initially, the apartment complex will be used for surge space to hold UA College of Law offices. The offices will be moved temporarily when the law commons undergoes renovation, Shelton said.

    Eventually, the property will be used as apartments for students, as the UA needs more residence options, Shelton said.

    The property will be purchased for $4.6 million at a rate of 5.5 percent.

    – compiled by Matt Andazola and Alex Grubb

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