Meet Dr. Rita Hartung Cheng
Northern Arizona University’s top priority continues to be the health and safety of all Lumberjacks. We have implemented rigorous plans to support the health and safety of our NAU community. The success of these plans will require every student, faculty, and staff member do their part by embracing and practicing a commitment to individual and campus safety. This must be a community effort!
Presidential videos on COVID-19
President Cheng wishes the campus community a successful fall semester in her latest video message.
NAU community COVID-19 resources
Annual President’s Report
the president’s report is an annual publication that showcases major highlights of the past year, including nau’s impact, near and far. nau is proud of the many accomplishments of its faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends.
President of Northern Arizona University
Rita Hartung Cheng serves as the 16th president of Northern Arizona University. As a first-generation and non-traditional college graduate, Dr. Cheng firmly believes in making higher education accessible and affordable for all students.
under her leadership, nau has embarked on a progressive agenda to thrive in the fast-changing environment of higher education. she has amplified the university’s strengths and set forth a vision of excellence in education through student-centered teaching, a robust research environment, an extensive global engagement program, and inclusive support services focused on success measured through retention and graduation rates.