Hispanics withdraw applications for top UA job, cite SB 1070

2010-06-28T09:40:00Z 2010-06-28T10:51:10Z Hispanics withdraw applications for top UA job, cite SB 1070Becky Pallack/Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 28, 2010 9:40 am  • 

The University of Arizona's senior vice president, Joel Valdez, officially retires this week. Planning VP Bob Smith is taking over in the interim.

Provost Meredith Hay is leading a national search committee for Valdez's replacement. She commented on the search during a strategic planning meeting last month. According to meeting minutes: "The committee is having difficulty attracting a diverse pool of candidates. The Hispanic candidates have all withdrawn, citing SB 1070 as an issue of sufficient concern regarding bringing their families to Arizona."

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