Office of the President
Welcome back Jacks!
As we approach the fall semester, whether you are new to NAU or returning to campus, we know you have questions about what your NAU experience will look like as a response to COVID-19.
Northern Arizona University’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of all Lumberjacks. We are implementing rigorous plans to support the health and safety of our NAU community. The success of these plans will require every student, faculty, and staff member do their part by embracing and practicing a commitment to individual and campus safety. This must be a community effort!
Visit our Jacks are Back website for what you need to know about returning to campus in the fall.
President of Northern Arizona University
Rita Hartung Cheng serves as the 16th president of Northern Arizona University. As a first-generation and non-traditional college graduate, Dr. Cheng firmly believes in making higher education accessible and affordable for all students.
Under her leadership, NAU has embarked on a progressive agenda to thrive in the fast-changing environment of higher education. She has amplified the university’s strengths and set forth a vision of excellence in education through student-centered teaching, a robust research environment, an extensive global engagement program, and inclusive support services focused on success measured through retention and graduation rates.