Northern Arizona University’s Construction Management program will continue building student skills for career success after its recent reaccreditation received from an industry organization.

The American Council on Construction Education awarded a six-year reaccreditation to the program, citing the contributions made to the construction industry by NAU’s faculty and students.

Stephen Mead, professor of construction management, civil engineering and environmental engineering, has 25 years of experience in the construction business and began teaching at NAU in 1998.

“Construction is a very challenging and complicated business that demands a very unique professional skill set,” Mead said. “The council had a lot of praise for NAU’s Construction Management program. Our approach to education combines hands-on learning with classroom experiences that build skills in collaboration, teamwork and communication.”

Paul Jagodzinksi, dean of the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences, said that the reaccreditation “reflects the dedication of our faculty to our students and the quality of their education.”