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Meet Amanda Kraus, One of UA's Best Leaders

Amanda Kraus, Director of Disability Resources, will be serving double duties this semester as the Interim Director of Housing and Residential Life. Kraus, is tasked with providing living and learning opportunities for over 7,000 students living in the UA residence halls, which provides the guidance and resources students need to find success and grow as individuals. 

When she's not meeting with staff to assess the priorities and goals of HRL, Kraus reaches out to faculty to ensure...

UA's 2017 Class Highest Achieving in School History

The University of Arizona is home to the best and brightest students in Arizona. According to 2017 enrollment data, the UA brought in the highest achieving class in school history, increasing the number of admitted students in the high achieving category, marked by a cumulative 3.5 high school GPA and above 1300 score on the SAT, by 39 percent. 

A big part of this increase can be attributed to the increased financial aid UA offers. For example, the Dean's Distinction scholarship...

Integrating Handshake and Career Development into the Entire Student Experience w/ Mary Frances Kuper

Back in July, Student Engagement and Career Development adopted Handshake, a new tool to help potential employers on and off-campus attract student talent, to replace Wildcat JobLink. With Student Engagement and Career Development rolling out outreach campaigns to inform students about Handshake, we caught up with Mary Frances Kuper, Associate Director of Career Education, to learn more about the benefits of Handshake and the way it’ll...

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