Senator, medical prof loved students, health care reform
PHOENIX - Sen. Andy Nichols, who died Thursday after collapsing in his Phoenix office, will be remembered by university colleagues as a tireless teacher, health care innovator and legislative champion for the UA.
Nichols was a doctor and professor of family and community medicine, and founded the UA's Rural Health Office in 1970. The Tucson Democrat was elected to the Arizona Senate in 2000 after serving eight years in the House of Representatives.
University of Arizona President Peter Likins released a statement expressing the university community's sense of gratitude for Nichols' dedication.