Northern Arizona University President Rita Cheng signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Page Higher Education Center at a ceremony April 27 in Page.

The center will provide higher education to students throughout northern Arizona who can enter degree programs and earn technical certificates. This will further develop a skilled and diverse workforce and a robust economy in northern Arizona.

This partnership is part of NAU’s outreach to ensure students succeed in their educational journey and is in collaboration with Navajo Nation, Navajo Technical University, Diné College, Coconino County and Coconino Community College.

“The agreement allows us to begin working on coordinating our educational resources to provide a cooperative network of higher education,” Cheng said.

The agreement advances partnerships within the community that enables NAU to use existing resources to provide educational and workforce opportunities in order to enhance the economic vitality of the region.