Welcoming President Cruz Rivera to NAU

José Luis Cruz Rivera

As the 17th president of NAU, José Luis Cruz Rivera has spent time talking with faculty, staff, students and community members, working with university leaders to plan for the fall semester and officially introducing himself and discussing his vision for the university.

“Throughout the transition, I have talked with many of you to understand your perspectives, how we can continue to work toward NAU’s core values, your goals and aspirations for this great university and the ways we can become a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion,” he said. “I look forward to working together to address these and other priorities, helping advance NAU’s mission in our 17th presidency. We have lots of work to do together, and I am excited by the prospect of working side-by-side with you as we seek to chart the path and blaze the trail to that bold and boundless future that awaits us at Northern Arizona University.”

Follow President Cruz Rivera on Twitter and YouTube.

Learn more about NAU’s 17th president at nau.edu/president.

Watch his opening speech to campus:

Find out Dr. Cruz Rivera’s dream job and worst subject and see a picture of his youth soccer team on NAU Social’s 20 Questions.

Watch an interview with an NAU student ambassador.