ASUA president urges involvement

As your student body president, it is with a great sense of honor and pride that I welcome both new and returning students to The University of Arizona.


I'd like to first start off by expressing my excitement to the incoming freshmen. The nearly 7,000 students encompassing the class of 2013 represent the most diverse and academically successful entry class to date. As freshmen, I challenge you to set high academic standards for yourselves, get involved, be spirited and bleed red and blue.


We are all enrolled at the UA during a particularly difficult economic time. Sure, the state and university budgets are hurting but so are the budgets of Arizona families. As a result of the tumultuous economy, the job market is suffering. Right now is the absolute best time to be in school, so make the most out of your college career. Higher education is the key that will unlock your future success. Take advantage of every opportunity while you are here!


My role as your student body president is to promote and advance your interests and concerns to help provide a successful and enriching university experience. It is my priority to run an open and sincere organization that representsand cares about your issues.


The student-elected officials are here to serve you by ensuring your college years are truly memorable. While we will always try our very best to articulate your needs, we will need your help, your input and even your participation. Our student government is a dynamic organization, but only through your support and involvement can we grow and better serve the students at this university. Please feel free to reach out to me if you ever have the need.


On behalf of The Associated Students at the University of Arizona (ASUA) and myself personally, I want to wish you my best on a rewarding and successful school year. As a student at the UA, you represent some of the most talented and ambitious students from across the country and certainly in the state.

Be proud that you are a Wildcat — a Wildcat for life!


Bear Down.



Christopher Nagata

ASUA Student Body President


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