2018–2025 Strategic Plan

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Mission

Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.

Vision

NAU leads the way to a better Arizona and a sustainable world through personalized attention to student success and scholarly excellence.

Core Values

STUDENT CENTERED

We place student success at the center of our academic and service planning, policies, and programs.

INTEGRITY

We operate with fairness, honesty, and the highest ethical standards.

DIVERSITY

We strengthen our community through diversity of cultures, experiences, and perspectives.

SERVICE

We partner with our communities, in the spirit of collaboration, to provide services and expertise to support Arizona, the nation, and the world.

DISCOVERY

We engage in innovation to create, share, and apply new knowledge, scholarship, and artistry.

EXCELLENCE

We commit to the highest quality in all endeavors.