Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Mission and values

Student Affairs is committed to nurturing student success by providing exceptional programs, services, and resources to support their holistic wellness throughout their NAU journey.

Our mission

The mission of Student Affairs is to support all students in building community, optimizing wellness, and pursuing their academic/career purpose through inclusive environments, programs, and services created by dedicated and skilled educators.

Student Affairs priorities

Student Affairs partners to achieve the university’s strategic priorities with a particular focus on student success. Grounded in a student-centered institutional culture of care, NAU will provide accessible and affordable educational opportunities with tailored support services that enable students to complete their academic credentials and realize transformative outcomes from their collegiate experience.

  • NAU will broaden access to more Arizonans by providing equitable, affordable, and seamless pathways to higher education, resulting in a student population that reflects the state and complements our exceptional out-of-state and international student populations.
  • NAU will increase enrollment statewide and in online programs to better serve students wherever they live and learn.
  • NAU will improve retention rates and increase educational attainment using effective approaches that are tailored to student needs and focused on closing gaps in retention and completion across student populations.
  • NAU will improve student momentum and postgraduation success by supporting students’ economic, physical, and mental well-being, fostering a strong sense of belonging at NAU, and providing robust support for academic success, leadership development, and career preparation.