Wendee Grinde

Director of Operations


520-458-8278 ext. 2129

520-237-4202 cell

Susan Pater



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1140 N. Colombo 

Sierra Vista, AZ  85635

Located behind Cochise College

and follow the UA South signs

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The University South Foundation hosts three Annual Scholarship Fundraisers:

Golfing Fore Scholarships is scheduled in the Spring, an Education Unidos Wine Tasting Event is hosted in Douglas during the spring and DINE UNDER the STARS Scholarship Fundraiser is planned during the fall. Proceeds from these events support students attending University of Arizona in Cochise County.

Patterson Observatory is located on the University of Arizona Sierra Vista campus and owned by the University South Foundation while managed by the Huachuca Astronomy Club and hosts a Public Viewing night throughout  the year. See the Patterson Observatory tab for a schedule to this free event.  

To champion the enhancement of higher education opportunities offered by the University of Arizona South by identifying, cultivating, and securing resources to support students, faculty, and staff; maintaining and enhancing physical buildings and land; building viable relationships with our communities; and serving as community advocates for the University of Arizona South at local, state, and national levels.

the Foundation's Mission

the Foundation's Vision

To further community based higher education opportunities through the enhancement and expansion of The University of Arizona South, contributing to lifelong learning and promoting quality of life for residents of Arizona and beyond.