Dr. Rita Hartung Cheng
Prior to NAU, Dr. Cheng served as chancellor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She previously held positions on the faculty and various administrative roles including, provost and vice chancellor, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is internationally recognized for her research in government and nonprofit accounting.
Dr. Cheng earned a Ph.D. in management from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management, where she was recently recognized as one of 100 notable alumni in the school’s 100 year history. She also holds an MBA from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s in business administration with honors from Bishop‘s University in Quebec. Committed to service, Dr. Cheng also serves on a variety of local and national boards.