Mission and Purpose
State and Local Relations
Located in downtown Phoenix, the Office of External Affairs and Partnerships is responsible for day-to-day communication with the Arizona State Legislature, the Office of the Governor, and local and city governments. We communicate NAU’s priorities to elected officials and their staffs and ensure that the president of the university is apprised of all key legislative developments.
Strong state legislative relations are critical in helping NAU provide the best education possible to its students.
External Affairs and Partnerships staff coordinates university engagement with the United States Congress, the White House, and federal agencies and helps faculty and campus leaders identify opportunities for research support and ways to contribute to national policy.
NAU’s success is connected to the success of the broader business community. Our office works to connect the university’s academic expertise with Arizona’s business community to help promote common goals.