On Wednesday February 27,2013 a large number of women’s (and girls’) organizations in Tucson honored new UA President Dr. Ann Weaver Hart, the first woman to serve in that capacity. A huge reception was held at the YWCA in their courtyard and the Louise Foucar Marshall Conference Center, at 525 Bonita Avenue in Tucson. About 400 women attended, plus a few men.
Opening remarks were made by organizer Alison Hughes, Chair of the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission, followed by presentation of colors & pledge of allegiance by Girl Scouts Troop 2139. Dr. Hart, the 21st President of the University of Arizona was honored by representatives of the numerous organizations present, and then delivered a very inspiring speech.
The photo below is courtesy of Alison Hughes of Dr. Hart and members of several of the organizations which co-sponsored the event (listed below the photo). Dr. Hart is seated on the front row, sixth from the left, with Alison to her right (in the photo L-R).
American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Arizona Women’s Political Caucus (AWPC)
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
Black Women’s Task Force
City Women’s Golf Association
CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women)
Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona
Jewish Women’s Philanthropy group
Junior League of Tucson
League of Mexican American Women
League of Women Voters of Greater Tucson (LWVGT)
Muslim Women Organization
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Office of Outreach & Multicultural Affairs, The University of Arizona
Our Family Services (New Beginnings for Women and Children)
Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission (PCTWC)
Planned Parenthood of Arizona
SACASA/Arizona Children’s Association
SIROW (Southwest Institute For Research on Women),University of AZ
Southern Az. Women in Law Enforcement
Sowing of Seeds (women writers)
Tucson Symphony Women’s Association
Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona
Women Marines Association AZ-Saguaro Chapter
United Way Women Leading United
Women’s Army Corp.
Women at the Top
Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Other women’s organizations which co-sponsored the reception:
Business and Professional Women/AZ
National Bank of Arizona Women’s Financial Group
Office of Inclusive Excellence and Community Engagement/UA College of Medicine
Raytheon Women’s Network
Southern Arizona Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Tucson Commercial Real Estate Women
U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Women President’s Organization
And March 1st begins Women’s “Herstory” Month, so this was indeed a fitting tribute to Dr. Hart. She was also recently featured on the cover of Biz Tucson magazine. The article inside “Agent of Change” relates Dr. Hart’s rise to Presidency of this University, but also that she is the mother of four daughters. She served as President of Temple University in Philadelphia, and the University of New Hampshire prior to coming to Arizona.
Congratulations to Dr. Hart and welcome to Tucson.
Celebrate the many accomplishments of intelligent, hard working, powerful women and their organizations in Tucson and this country during the month of March.