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Understanding the Importance of the Provost Position

After a competitive national search, I’m pleased to share with you that Northern Arizona University will welcome a permanent provost this summer. While our provost is new to the position, she is not new to NAU and Flagstaff. Unless you work at the university, or have been engaged in higher education circles, you may know […]

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NAU: An Investment That Pays the Best Interest 

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” The success of NAU’s alumni proves this to be true. Their accomplishments are a living, enduring testament to the benefit of an investment in the NAU experience.    Robin Braun credits her time at NAU with the skills that led her to serve […]

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Celebrating Accomplishments; Planning for Future Success at NAU

Having celebrated the end of 2018 and the achievements of more than 2,800 fall Lumberjack graduates, Northern Arizona University is looking to make 2019 another exceptional year. However, before we get too far ahead of ourselves, I would like to thank Flagstaff and all the communities of Northern Arizona for your assistance and support. NAU […]

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Running on Success 

In 2016, when the Northern Arizona University men’s cross-country team won its first national title, it might have been hard for running enthusiasts outside of Flagstaff to find us on a map. But last month, after three years of dominating cross-country performances, opponents, media and fans know exactly where NAU and Flagstaff are.   I had […]

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Fall Campus Forum: NAU Thriving in A Changing World 

Last month, Northern Arizona University’s faculty and staff from around the state gathered online and on our Flagstaff campus for the 2018 Fall Campus Forum. I enjoy the many ways I get to interact with our Lumberjack family throughout the year, but our Campus Forum is especially valuable. It is a great way to hit […]

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Higher Education Paying Off for Arizona Students

Last month, Northern Arizona University hosted the Arizona Board of Regents for in-depth discussions about Arizona’s educational attainment and NAU’s important role in shaping our state’s workforce. I want to share a recent column that ABOR Chairman Ron Shoopman published during his time in Flagstaff. His message reflects NAU’s conviction that higher education transforms our […]

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NAU Keeping Pace with a Changing Arizona

For many, February means the romance of Valentine’s Day or the shadow of a groundhog that foretells future weather. For Arizonans, though, this month holds another notable celebration: the birthday of our state. Arizona celebrates statehood on Feb. 14, marking the anniversary of a unique addition to the United States. Many years have gone by […]

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