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New issue of ASU Magazine looks at impact of Michael Crow

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August 29, 2011

As he begins his 10th year at the helm of Arizona State University, President Michael M. Crow is the focus of the September 2011 edition of ASU Magazine. The issue includes an exclusive question-and-answer session with the president and a report on Crow’s impact on the university.

Crow arrived at ASU in 2002 and announced plans during his inaugural address to transform it into what he called a “New American University,” an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact and that assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it. In his interview with ASU Magazine, Crow discusses topics such as:

• How the New American University concept has evolved as it’s been “road-tested” at ASU.

• The toughest challenges ASU has had to face during his presidency.

• Why the university has embraced an institutional culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Also highlighted in the September edition is a story in which U.S. Sen. John McCain, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, NCAA President Mark Emmert and others reflect on how Crow’s leadership of the university has influenced its trajectory at the local, state, regional, national and international levels.

In addition to these two features, the September edition includes story discussing the expansion of the Pac-12 sports conference; university-based programs that help students pair their creative passions with solid business smarts; news reports from around ASU; and a full complement of alumni-focused updates in the Class Notes section.

ASU Magazine is distributed to more than 300,000 readers who are graduates or supporters of Arizona State University, and can be accessed online at