The UA has completed its acquisition of Ashford University and has named several leaders for its Global Campus.
The University of Arizona Global Campus will now oversee Ashford University, which serves about 35,000 students with online courses. The UA acquired the university, which is based in the San Diego area, from Zovio Inc.
On Tuesday, Nivine Megahed was appointed chair of the Global Campus board of directors and Paul Pastorek was selected as interim CEO.
The board appointed Craig Swenson as Global Campus president.
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission, which accredits the Global Campus, recently approved the UA acquiring Ashford.
Megahed, an independent appointee to the previously announced nine-member board of directors, will serve as chair for one year.
Megahed, president of National Louis University in Chicago, is a clinical psychologist and has more than 30 years of experience in education.
Pastorek, who formerly served as acting chief operating officer and chief financial officer for Loyola University in New Orleans, state superintendent of schools in Louisiana and general counsel for NASA, is transitioning to Global Campus interim CEO from Global Campus interim president.