Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed former political rival Fred DuVal to the Arizona Board of Regents.
Ducey announced Monday that DuVal, the 2014 Democratic nominee for governor, would fill a vacancy on the board.
DuVal was the board chairman in 2011.
Ducey calls his former opponent a remarkable leader with "immeasurable higher education experience."
DuVal says he wants to make college more affordable for students and impact the workforce in Arizona.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, DuVal has worked closely with the school serving on various boards.
He will fill a seat previously held by Rick Myers.