Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
A snow-dusted branch of a pine tree.

Happy holidays, Lumberjacks!

Dear Lumberjacks, 

Looking back on this most successful year—and with the holiday season in full swing—I want to take a moment to share the pride and gratitude I feel for all of your incredible accomplishments and contributions to Northern Arizona University.

Our students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni, friends, and partners have played a vital role in advancing NAU’s mission.

You make the accomplishments of our university possible. 

You lead us in the achievement of remarkable milestones.

You continue to broaden access and transform lives. 

You help us live out our vision: to be the nation’s preeminent engine of opportunity, vehicle of economic mobility, and driver of social impact by delivering equitable postsecondary value to the people of Arizona and beyond.

Thank you for being a part of this exceptional journey. Together, our community is strong, and the future is bright. 

Wishing you a magical holiday season and a New Year filled with joy. 

José Luis Cruz Rivera's signature.

José Luis Cruz Rivera

Rima Brusi
Professor, Honors College