Ann Weaver Hart – President, University of Arizona
Hart, the 21st president of the University of Arizona, came to Tucson from Temple University, where she served as president from July 2006 until she assumed the presidency of the UA in July 2012. Her research focuses on leadership succession and development, work redesign and organizational behavior in educational organizations, and academic freedom.
Surprising fact: “I knit complex, multicolored sweaters, blankets, Christmas stockings, etc. It takes up all the space in your brain when you have to concentrate, so you can’t worry about problems while you do it.”
Biggest challenge: “Creating space for an active personal and professional life as a woman, scholar and university administrator with four children and eight grandchildren. It remains a challenge in life.”
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