Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
Trees with fall colors and classic clock at NAU mountain campus

NAU Leadership Team

Building an environment for achievement

A group picture of the Presidential Leadership Fellows.

Starting with the president, Northern Arizona University’s leaders are committed to help you succeed academically, enjoy personal growth, and achieve your professional and personal goals.

Guiding their efforts are NAU’s six core values: student centered, integrity, diversity, service, discovery, and excellence.


A self portrait of President Cruz Rivera.

José Luis Cruz Rivera is Northern Arizona University’s 17th president. Dr. Cruz Rivera is dedicated to expanding access to education and improving educational outcomes for all students—especially those who have historically been underserved.

Meet President José Luis Cruz Rivera

Senior leadership team

Interim Vice President for Research at NAU, Jason Wilder studies an object in a lab with a student.

The senior leadership team works to advance the highest ideals of a public university—pursuing excellence and impact in our local and state-wide communities. In close collaboration with President Cruz Rivera, the leadership team strives to expand access and opportunity to traditionally underserved populations while focusing on a values-driven approach to higher education.

Senior leadership team