Eileen Klein, president, Arizona Board of Regents

Klein oversees the $4 billion Arizona public university system and works with university presidents to achieve ambitious goals to increase degree production, double research activity and reform instructional delivery and financing of the university system.

Childhood aspiration: “I love animals and originally planned to become a zoologist or veterinarian — and thanks to the late House Speaker Jake Flake, I know how to give a cow a pregnancy test.”

Reception: The 2015 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business will be recognized at the Most Influential Women in Arizona Cocktail Party on August 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Chateau Luxe. Click here to purchase tickets.