Reflecting on Robert Shelton's Tenure
During his five years at the helm of the University of Arizona, President Robert N. Shelton has seen no shortage of challenges. With multiple deep cuts in state funding, he had the unpleasant task of cutting jobs, implementing furloughs and raising tuition.
At the same time, milestones were achieved at a steady clip: a successful mission for the Phoenix Mars Lander, the opening of the Diamond Children's Medical Center, a campus visit by President Barack Obama, and the creation of a generous scholarship program for low-income Arizona high school graduates – the brainchild of Shelton and his wife, Adrian.
When you look back on Shelton's years, what stands out to you as the defining moment of his presidency? Is there a particular decision or initiative that you think symbolizes his time here?
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