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.

September 21, 2022


Kicking off NAU’s Sustainable Smart Campus Master Plan process

As announced in the spring, NAU is embarking on a yearlong Sustainable Smart Campus Master Plan process. This comprehensive effort will set forth the guiding principles for future land use and development of facilities and infrastructure on our campus in the next 10 years.

Must reads

Record philanthropic support propels NAU’s Elevated Excellence

NAU achieved the highest annual fundraising milestone in our 122-year history! The collective support we have generated will empower the success of our students and contribute to the impact of our scholarly and service endeavors that broaden knowledge and enrich lives.

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Introducing NAU 2025 – Elevating Excellence

The strategic priorities set forth in NAU 2025 – Elevating Excellence represent a robust synthesis of the NAU community’s thoughtful engagement and bold aspirations for the future, coupled with the input of important public, private, and philanthropic partners.

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Announcing NAU’s Access2Excellence Initiative

NAU’s Access2Excellence (A2E) makes clear to Arizona students and families that NAU is accessible and affordable. When the initiative launches in Fall 2023, Arizona resident students from households making $65,000 or less per year will attend NAU tuition-free.

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An update on NAU’s efforts to become Arizona’s leading engine of opportunity

I’m excited to share that NAU has secured $81 million in new investments and obtained approval for the implementation of new admissions requirements. Together, these developments position us well as we seek to become Arizona’s leading engine of opportunity.

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Video messages

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.

Previous messages

September 2022

August 2022

July 2022

June 2022

May 2022

  • May 5, 2022: Celebrating our collaboration throughout AY22-23

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021

  • December 27, 2021: Monitoring Omicron and looking ahead to spring 2022

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021