UA president, regents to vote on name for New Campus

By Yvonne Condes

Arizona Daily Wildcat

New Campus soon will have a new name.

More than 20 ideas submitted by the community are being considered for the name of the developing New Campus, a four-year liberal arts college slated to open next fall, said Celestino Fernİndez, executive vice president and provost for New Campus.

New Campus will be its temporary name until a new one is chosen.

University of Arizona President Manuel Pacheco will review the suggestions and send his recommendation to the Arizona Board of Regents for a vote at their Nov. 28 meeting at Arizona State University.

Three of the names being considered are Arizona International University, Copper State University and Mission International University.

"Copper State" refers to Arizona's long history of copper mining.

"Mission" represents both the academic mission of the school and San Xavier Mission.

"International" ties the school's vision and academic plan with the human global experience, Fernİndez said.

New Campus' location is undetermined, though the proposed downtown area was eliminated after the regents voted to set aside 100 acres at the UA Technology Park to be used instead as a temporary site until a permanent one is chosen, Fernİndez said. The interim location will be used for the next three to five years.

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