Welcome from the Director

Dr. Rudy M. Molina, Jr.


I'm pleased to welcome you to this year's SALT Center Journal. We have several noteworthy updates to share with you, as well as some exciting plans for the future.

As many of you know, one of our major projects for the year was the renovation and expansion of our home, the Patricia A. Bartlett Building. I am happy to announce that construction is complete! Our students and team have already begun to congregate and enjoy the furniture in the new Student Lounge and explore our state-of-the-art educational technology. This edition of the Journal shares our plan for how students, tutors, and colleagues are going to use these enhancements to stay connected with the SALT Center.

I am also delighted to share that we will welcome a Faculty Fellow, Lisa Elfring, to the SALT Center this year, which will allow students to interact with a friendly member of our UA community who is committed to their success.

Lastly, our newly-formed SALT Center Alumni Board has grown significantly over the past few months. Many of these board members participated in our first annual Alumni Panel by sharing personal stories about their life and careers since graduation. They are a true testament to the good work the SALT Center team has done for more than three decades.

Our students, families, friends, and alumni are more eager to connect with us than ever before. I hope that you take a moment to read their stories and be inspired to stay connected with us during the coming academic year and well into the future.

Warmest regards,

Dr. Rudy M. Molina Jr.