The University of Arizona: Building a better Arizona through access, quality and discovery.
The UA President’s Community Diversity Advisory Councils strengthen relationships between the University and the diverse communities within the State of Arizona by serving as a communications conduit and by developing mutually-beneficial partnerships. The Community Diversity Councils are advisory in function.
Serve as ambassadors from the University to the Southern AZ community and beyond (e.g., prospective employees and students, etc).
Advise the President about issues from respective communities including, but not limited to: needs, perceptions of the University, and awareness of University resources/programs.
Act as a sounding board for the President.
Support the UA’s Strategic Directions.
Help the University develop partnerships to serve Arizona communities.
Former UA President Peter Likins established the Community Diversity Advisory Councils in 2002 to get feedback on community issues that impact the University of Arizona (UA) from stakeholders that have traditionally been marginalized in higher education. He created the following six Advisory Councils: