Dr. Jose Luis Cruz To Become NAU’s 17th President

A choice has been made regarding the next president of Northern Arizona University. The Arizona Board of Regents announced Thursday that Dr. Jose Luis Cruz has been named as the finalist to become the 17th president of NAU. Regents chair Larry Penley says “Dr. Cruz has an extraordinary record of academic leadership, and I am […]

ABOR Announces Two Finalists For The Next NAU President

The Arizona Board of Regents have announced the names of the two finalists to become the 17th President of Northern Arizona University. After a nationwide search, ABOR has narrowed the candidates to Dr. Jose Luis Cruz and Dr. Bret Danilowicz. Cruz is currently the executive vice chancellor and university provost at The City University of […]

Former Navajo Nation President Thomas Atcitty Passes Away At Age 86

The Navajo Nation announced Wednesday that former Navajo President Thomas Atcitty has passed away.  Atcitty served as the Vice President of the Navajo Nation from 1995 to 1998, and as President from February 1998 to July 1998. Prior to serving the Navajo Nation, he served seven terms as a member of the New Mexico House […]

ABOR Begins Search Committee Building To Find NAU’s Next President

The Arizona Board of Regents has begun the process of finding a successor to Dr. Rita Cheng as president of Northern Arizona University. Regent Chair Larry Penley said Thursday that regent members Lyndel Manson and Fred DuVal will co-chair a search committee to pick the 17th president of NAU. Penley says the two will “move […]

NAU President Rita Cheng Is Leaving NAU

Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng has decided not to seek an extension to her current contract as president of NAU.  Cheng notified the Arizona Board of Regents of her decision Tuesday.  Cheng began her role as the 16th president of NAU in 2014, taking over for then president John Haeger.  She said in a […]