Office of the President
NAU is committed to student success and to ensuring successful completion of Spring Semester as well as graduation for undergraduates and graduate students.
We are implementing a number of measures to ensure we continue delivering the high-quality education you need to keep you on track for graduation, while focusing on the health and safety of our entire NAU community.
NAU has been conducting classes online for more than a decade. We are now taking classes online to a broader scale. Our faculty and staff have been working hard to make this transition as smooth as possible.
We recognize this will bring challenges. However, I am confident we will get through this together. NAU is here to help, and I encourage you to take advantage of the many resources available to you.
Visit our COVID-19 (Coronavirus) website for the latest updates on our campus operations and classes.
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.