Regents honor brothers for decades of service to NAU

Regents honor Bruce and Robert Crozier for decades of service to NAU

Bruce and Robert Crozier, two well-known community members and long-standing supporters of Northern Arizona University, have been awarded the 2011 Arizona Board of Regents’ Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education.

“The Croziers’ dedication to Northern Arizona University and higher education spans decades,” said NAU President John Haeger. “Robert worked at the university in a variety of positions, and both Robert and Bruce are contributors and tireless volunteers. The Regents’ Award is well-deserved by these two individuals.”

ABOR President Emeritus Ernest Calderón, who nominated the Crozier brothers for the award, also praised their efforts on behalf of the university.

“Bruce has played a critical role in advancing student interests through his work on Raymond Foundation scholarships and in his leadership of the NAU Foundation,” Calderón said. “He is a humble, quiet, ‘go-to’ person. Bob symbolizes NAU. In NAU’s history, a few names will stand out, including Joe RolleLewis McDonald and Bob Crozier. Bob has been NAU’s ambassador to Arizona and can be credited with our strong alumni support.”

Bruce Crozier graduated from NAU with a bachelor’s degree in 1954 and served on the NAU Foundation board for nearly 20 years. He established the A. Bruce and Margaret Crozier Scholarship Endowment in memory of his wife, Margaret, to honor her service to NAU and the Flagstaff community.

Robert Crozier graduated from NAU with a bachelor’s degree in 1953 and a master’s degree in 1971. His near 40-year career with NAU included roles in Alumni Relations, University Advancement, Career Services and the NAU Foundation. Robert has been involved in building NAU’s relationships with Flagstaff businesses, alumni, statewide organizations and legislative leaders. He established the Bob and Joy Crozier Leadership Award at NAU and recently was appointed a lifetime member of the NAU Alumni Association National Board of Directors.

Regents awards also were presented to Stevie and Karl Eller of Tucson and Stephen Evans of Phoenix in honor of their contributions to the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, respectively. The Arizona Students’ Association also was honored.