Arizona Near You Network (Distance Education)

 
Yuma Campus
Through its land-grant mission, the University of Arizona is committed to serving the state of Arizona and students who seek to earn a high-quality degree from its flagship university. Programs at our Near You Network locations offer a mix of face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online courses to meet the demands of students, giving them direct access to on-site faculty, advisors, program directors, and support staff. Through partnerships with local community colleges, students can earn a bachelor’s or graduate degree without leaving their community.
 
Meet the Distance Education Team
Colleges and departments that are interested in offering full degree programs at any current distance location, or at any new site, should contact the Administration team as early as possible in the planning stages, but at least six months in advance at minimum.

Administration

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The Administration team assists colleges and departments with the overall planning, implementation, business modeling, and assessment for distance education. It oversees the support staff and activities at distance sites, as well as works with community, education, and governmental partners to expand programs and services. The team serves as a liaison to campus service providers such as Admissions, Bursar, Registrar, and Financial Aid to support the overall student experience.

        Sarah Wieland
        Assistant Vice Provost, Distance Education
        Arizona Online and Distance Education
        520.626.1702

Business Operations

Business Operations provides central office finance and administrative support for the distance team, and reconciliation and budget support for colleges and departments engaged in distance education activities.

        Michelle Velasco
        Manager, Finance and Administration
        520.626.2724
 
        Lee Gilbert
        Budget Analyst, Senior
        520.626.0974
 

Student Government

The Associated Students of The University of Arizona Near You works to enhance the quality of student life through academics, activities, community involvement, clubs and organizations, service, and advocating for students. The executive board represents the student voice in the discussions and decisions that shape all aspects of Wildcat life across the state, both academically and socially.

        Kellie Kirsch
        Student Government President
        520.626.1702
 

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Technology

Technology services is a resource that provides audio and visual production, classroom technology support, digital photography, equipment lending, software and hardware troubleshooting, teleconferencing, and more.

        Joseph "IKE" Dent
        Chief Broadcast Engineer
        Technology Services
        dent@arizona.edu
        520.626.1702
 

Non-Credit Training

In addition to degree programs, UArizona offers a robust selection of professional development continuing education programs. Course offerings are tailored to each distance location, and can be customized based on student/industry requests. Frequent topics include PMP: Project Management, CompTIA Security+, ISC2 CISSP, Technical Writing, and more.

       Dr. John DeLalla
       Director 
       jd@arizona.edu
        520.626.1702
 

Chandler

Located in the Chandler Community Center, students can pursue a Bachelor of Applied Science degree, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Legal Studies, a Master of Education and necessary teaching certifications in the Teach Arizona program, or an Educational Specialist degree in school psychology.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

        Kimberly Hanes
        Regional Manager, Maricopa County
        520.840.4878
 

Chandler

Douglas

Located on the Cochise College Douglas Campus, students can earn Bachelor's degrees in education or applied, technical, or social sciences.

Undergraduate Programs

        Laura Franco
        Region Manager, Southeast Arizona
        520.255.2337
 

DOUGLAS

Flowing Wells

Co-located with Flowing Wells High School, students can earn a Master of Education and necessary teaching certifications in the accelerated Teach Arizona program.

Graduate Program

        Laura Franco
        Region Manager, Southeast Arizona
        520.255.2337
 

FLOWING WELLS

Gilbert

Located in the Gilbert University Building, students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, with an emphasis in integrated health.

Undergraduate Program

         
        Kimberly Hanes
        Regional Manager, Maricopa County
        520.840.4878
 

Nogales

Located in the Santa Cruz Provisional Community College District Center with Pima Community College, students can earn Bachelor's degrees in education or applied, technical, or social sciences.

Undergraduate Programs

       
        Laura Franco
        Region Manager, Southeast Arizona
        520.255.2337
 

NOGALES

North Valley

Co-located with Paradise Community College in north Phoenix, students can earn a Bachelor of General Studies degree or pursue a career as a Certified Financial Planner through Personal and Family Financial Planning coursework or Bachelor of Science program.

Undergraduate Programs

        
        Kimberly Hanes
        Regional Manager, Maricopa County
        520.840.4878
 

NORTH VALLEY

University of Arizona @ Pima Community College

Co-located with Pima Community College at the Desert Vista and Pima East campuses, students can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science or a Masters of Education in Secondary Education.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

       
        Laura Franco
        Region Manager, Southeast Arizona
        520.255.2337
 

PIMA EAST

Sierra Vista

At the branch campus of the University of Arizona, students can earn bachelor’s degrees in applied science, education, computer science, and social sciences and graduate degrees in education.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

       
        Laura Franco
        Region Manager, Southeast Arizona
        520.255.2337
 

SIERRA VISTA

Sunnyside

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Located at Los Niños Elementary School in the Sunnyside Unified School District , students can earn a bachelors in Elementary Education with an ESL endorsement and associated teaching certifications in the accelerated Pathways to Teaching program.

Undergraduate Programs

        Maria Orozco
        Lecturer 
        520.621.1700
 

Yuma

Co-located with Arizona Western College, students can earn bachelor’s degrees in agriculture, family studies, engineering, and applied science, and graduate degrees in engineering.

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

        Tanya Hodges
        Region Manager
        thodges@arizona.edu
        928.271.9560
 

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