On behalf of Arizona State University,

I welcome you to the inaugural class of the Arizona Legislative Academy.

We are pleased to offer this innovative forum and workshop to help the freshman class of the 53rd Legislature enter elected office as better-informed public servants. In the days, weeks and months ahead, you will be faced with many challenges. It is our job via the Academy to help prepare you so that on Day 1 you will be able to confidently and strategically tackle such tasks from an educated starting point.

As you likely know, ASU, UA and NAU take collective pride in our dedicated role as a valued and practical resource offering community and regional solutions to local, national and international challenges. We look forward to working with you and supporting you as you dedicate your time and resources to advancing our state. Please know that you are welcome to call on us at any time if we can be helpful with anything as you move through the legislative process.

Thank you for your participation in this inaugural class of the Arizona Legislative Academy and we wish you well in your public service.
Jonathan Koppell
Dean of the College of Public Service & Community Solutions
Arizona State University