NAU is Educating the Workforce of Today and Tomorrow

| February 22, 2017

By Rita Cheng Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff Business News

Each year I lead NAU, I am more excited about the future of this university. Our growing enrollment means we are bringing outstanding education to more students, our ties to our community are stronger, and the quality of our faculty and staff is opening more opportunities than ever before.

I am hopeful this is the year we leave budget cuts behind us and move aggressively on behalf of education in Arizona. The recession put too much pressure on tuition and fees as a funding mechanism. NAU has maximized every innovation and cost-saving step we could take to push forward, even as our state support dropped by 50 percent per student.

We are pleased to see that the budget proposal from Governor Doug Ducey has set a bold vision for education in Arizona. I look forward to turning that vision into opportunities for Arizona families and our economy.

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