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Feb. 22, 2008

Hay named University of Arizona provost, executive vice president

Meredith Hay, University of Iowa vice president for research since 2005, has been named provost and executive vice president of the University of Arizona, UA President Robert Shelton announced this morning. Her appointment is subject to approval by the Arizona Board of Regents at its March meeting. She will assume her new position April 30.

As provost, Hay will become the chief academic officer of the university, overseeing all academic programs and units, and serve as the UA's chief operating officer. She also will receive a tenured appointment as professor of physiology at the UA College of Medicine.

Hay was selected from a field of more than 60 applicants, including three finalists who were invited for on-campus interviews in January and early February.

At the UI, Hay provides central leadership for all of the university's research, scholarly and creative programs, including its academic medical center.

More information about Hay's appointment is available at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACTS: Johnny Cruz, University of Arizona, 520-621-1879,; Steve Parrott, University of Iowa, 319-335-0552.