Ricky Salazar joined Arizona Global in February 2022 as Director of Strategic Initiatives. Salazar has spent more than 15 years in leadership and management positions in private and public sectors, including more than nine years at the University of Arizona. In his previous role as Associate Director, Curriculum and Enrollment Management, in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at UArizona, he oversaw the implementation of SBS programs in Arizona Online and the UArizona’s Microcampus at Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC). From 2013-2015 he worked in UArizona’s School of Information, and from 2015 to 2022 he held various positions in the Dean’s Office in the College of SBS, specializing in curriculum and program development, enrollment management, and undergraduate and graduate student recruitment. Salazar grew up in Texas and came to UArizona as a student, earning a degree in Architecture. He is joining the graduate program in Higher Education in fall 2022.