Mission and vision

Northern Arizona University is currently engaged in Visioning 2025—an extensive process to update our university-wide strategic plan to align our mission, vision, values, goals, and strategies with our future.  

Intensive input and deliberation has involved more than 1,500 internal and external stakeholders, selected to maximize the diversity of perspectives reflected within the NAU community.  They include senior administration, deans, program directors, department chairs, faculty (tenured and non-tenured), administrative and program staff, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, Flagstaff community leaders, and non-Flagstaff campuses, the Strategic Planning and Budget Council, and the President’s Executive Committee.

In early 2017, a draft mission, vision, values, and strategic goals were reviewed with stakeholders to help understand how these proposed statements are perceived and how they can be strengthened. Throughout the summer, representatives from the Strategic Planning and Budget Council will be working to incorporate the feedback from those stakeholders into a final draft that will be presented to the campus and external communities in the fall.  Final discussion and feedback will result in a comprehensive, well-articulated plan that generates pride, conviction, and passion about NAU and its future as well as serve as a strategic guide for our resources and collective efforts. 

This extensive process ensures that we are not passive participants content just to celebrate our university’s past, but are envisioning our future and higher levels of achievement that position NAU to meet the ABOR Enterprise 2025 metric targets that are before us.  

Additional information is available at: http://nau.edu/strategic-planning/