Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, right, was on campus Saturday to meet with NAU officials about the expansion of the university’s health professions programs into the downtown Phoenix medical and academic complex.

NAU administrators included, from left, Christy Farley, associate vice president for Government Affairs; Fred Hurst, vice president for Distance Learning; Leslie Schulz, executive dean of the College of Health and Human Services; and NAU President John Haeger.

NAU is planning to offer two doctoral programs in Phoenix, including occupational therapy and physician’s assistant.