Meet President José Luis Cruz Rivera
A Bold and Boundless Future for All
NAU 2025 – Elevating Excellence is our roadmap for delivering a bold and boundless future for all. The strategic priorities described represent a robust synthesis of the NAU community’s thoughtful engagement and bold aspirations for the future, and it reflects the evolving challenges and opportunities that we face as an engaged public institution of higher education. Together, we will capitalize on NAU’s 122-year history of distinctive excellence as an engine of opportunity to drive social impact and economic mobility for the people of Arizona and beyond.
The True Diversity University
NAU aims to create, support and nurture a university environment exhibiting true diversity and inclusion where individuals whose unique experiences of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual and gender identities, disability, and all perspectives are valued and woven into the fabric of the institution.
Learn more about the Diversity Strategic Plan.