Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Presidential statements

Messages from President José Luis Cruz Rivera

President Dr. Jose Luis Cruz Rivera speaks at a podium with an American flag in the background.

February 21, 2024

TrueBlue Summer Fridays

NAU is committed to fostering a healthy, fulfilled, and mission-driven workforce. As we begin to see the warm days of summer in our future, I am pleased to share the plan for TrueBlue Summer Fridays in 2024 and beyond.

During the summer months, there will be an adjusted default status of operations consisting of a Monday through Thursday workweek. TrueBlue Summer Fridays begin the week after Commencement and end two weeks before classes start. For 2024, the four-day operating schedule will begin the week of May 13 and a five-day operating schedule will resume the week of August 12.

This program is a clear demonstration of our university’s commitment to employee health, well-being, and productivity as we work to advance our mission and deliver exceptional services and a relentless welcome to support the aspirations of every student we serve.


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The Office of the President strives to engage deeply with all our Lumberjack communities. Explore our video announcements and statements to see where we’ve been and highlight our path forward.

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