by Eileen Klein, President of the Arizona Board of Regents

On behalf of the Arizona Board of Regents, I am excited to welcome our dedicated and talented Northern Arizona University faculty and staff to the fall 2015 semester.

I hope that your summer was spent with some well-deserved rest, relaxation and recharging to begin another academic year as we welcome our returning students and the new class of 2019!

I would like to thank each and every one of you for your commitment to our world-class public university system. Because of your hard work, Arizona is home to a vibrant public higher education enterprise that supports the Arizona Board of Regents’ goals and the vision of President Rita Cheng to increase student success, boost research, and contribute to the economic vitality of Arizona and well-being of our citizens.

It’s the people who work at our universities who are at the heart of creating an innovative environment in which students come from around the world to earn their degrees. From teaching our students, conducting groundbreaking research and providing support services, your dedication enables our institutions to be successful.

Those who ultimately benefit from all of your hard work are our students who will go on to receive high value degrees that foster an entrepreneurial spirit and open the door to quality employment. We appreciate your commitment and look forward to another productive academic year at NAU.