Last week, Arizona launched Achieve60AZ, a statewide educational attainment initiative aiming to equip 60 percent of Arizonans with some form of post-high school certificate or degree by 2030.

President Rita Cheng joined the Arizona Board of Regents, Gov. Doug Ducey and more than 60 Arizona leaders during the launch event on Sept. 16.

“NAU remains driven to provide educational opportunities that enhance employment options for our residents and to support the economic success of our state,” Cheng said. “Achieve60AZ reinforces the common goal and commitment of all education sectors, the Arizona non-profit community, and Arizona businesses to prepare for a constantly changing workforce and a future full of opportunities!”

“I am honored to join state leaders in announcing this attainment goal, which will serve to further enable Arizona in providing greater opportunities for the people who live, learn and work here,” said Greg Patterson, chair of the Arizona Board of Regents. Read the full statement from the Arizona Board of Regents online.