Jon Dudas

Sr. VP, Sr. Associate to the President & Sec. of the University,
University of Arizona

Jon Dudas is the Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff at the University of Arizona. In this role, he is the Senior Associate to the President and primary liaison to the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona’s other public universities, and directly facilitates the many governance practices at the University. He oversees Strategic Initiatives, University Planning, Government and Community Relations, University Initiatives, Presidential Events & University Ceremonies, Information Technology Services, Title IX and Institutional Equity and the Office of the Secretary.

Jon worked for the US government for 14 years, from 2004 to 2009 as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office and 2002 to 2004 as Deputy Under Secretary. From 1995 through 2002, he served as a senior staffer in the US House of Representatives.

In addition to his university and government service, Jon has been a partner of a law firm, president of a large non-profit organization and a senior executive and member of the Board of Directors of a technology licensing company.

Jon’s wife Nicole coaches competitive club cheerleading at the University of Arizona and Salpointe Catholic School. They have four children—three are University of Arizona graduates, and one is a sophomore at Arizona State University.