Administrators from Northern Arizona University and Yavapai College gathered in Flagstaff on Monday to begin ironing out the details of a bold new dimension in Arizona higher education through baccalaureate NAU degrees at Yavapai.

Clockwise from left are NAU President John Haeger; David Camacho, special assistant to the president; Susan Johnstad, campus executive officer for NAU-Yavapai; Eva Putzova, planning and policy analyst at NAU; Utpal Goswami, vice president for Academic Affairs at Yavapai; James F. Horton, Yavapai College president; and MJ McMahon, NAU executive vice president.

NAU-Yavapai in Prescott Valley will open in the fall with a few continuing students from Yavapai, adding more students and courses beginning in January.

Johnstad will open her new office Aug. 17 at 7351 E. Civic Center Dr. in Prescott Valley. A grand opening celebration is planned
for the fall.