From the doctor shortage to football, these are the Arizona Board of Regents' top concerns

By Mark Brodie
Published: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 11:19am
Updated: Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - 1:50pm

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Fred DuVal
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Fred DuVal in 2023.

Classes recently started at Arizona’s three public universities. Arizona State University, University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University are reporting record high numbers of in-state students.

This summer, all three universities have announced plans to try to alleviate the state’s shortage of doctors, nurses and other health care providers.

To mark the start of the school year, The Show sat down with Fred DuVal, chair of the Arizona Board of Regents to talk about a variety of issues facing the university system.

The conversation began with the healthcare initiatives ASU and UA are taking part in and how significant DuVal thinks they can be in terms of trying to put a dent in Arizona’s physician and nurse shortage.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect that all three state universities have record in-state enrollment and plans to address the health care shortage.

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