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NAU: Proud of its History, Grateful for Community Connections

We are thankful that this community supports our students and our university, and we are dedicated to enhancing collaborations and strengthening our ties. Northern Arizona University’s economic impact is growing. We create jobs, intellectual property, technology transfer and business incubation, and we educate and develop the sophisticated, high-level workforce that meets the demands of today’s […]

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Increasing Access to Higher Education; Benefiting Individuals, Communities

Last month, we celebrated an extraordinary class of Lumberjacks: More than 5,800 students earned degrees from Northern Arizona University. Commencement celebrates the tenacity, dedication and determination our students have displayed through many years of hard work. This is one of many personal achievements that will define their lives and mark the beginning of a new […]

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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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