President Rita Cheng traveled to Phoenix this week to attend the Arizona House and Senate Appropriations Committee meetings.

Continuing conversations about the state budget, Cheng spoke to the committees about NAU’s successes and challenges in regard to the state university appropriations. Eileen Klein, ABOR president, Michael Crow, Arizona State University president, and Ann Weaver Hart, University of Arizona president, also spoke during the visit with the committees.

Cheng also engaged in several one-on-one discussions with members of the state Legislature while in town.