Vol. 3 No. 19 | May 10, 2006

 

NAU opens new Tucson campus

NAU has opened a stand-alone campus in northwest Tucson to better serve its growing population of students in southern Arizona.

The new NAU-Tucson North Campus, at 3895 N. Business Center Drive, Suite 100, north of Prince at Interstate 10, will serve students through:

  • on-site undergraduate and graduate advising
  • financial aid services
  • five large classrooms
  • interactive television classroom
  • computer lab
  • registration services
  • admissions information

"There is so much change going on in higher education," NAU President John Haeger said at the May 1 open house. "Some students will attend a traditional campus, but many more students are place-bound and work-bound, and they want the education as convenient as possible."

Haeger recently introduced the "NAU Promise," which states that NAU will deliver in-person programs anywhere in Arizona there is a cohort of 25 or more students.

It has been in response to this "Expand on Demand" philosophy that NAU now offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees, professional certificate and educational endorsement programs to more than 1,000 students in Pima County.

"NAU already is a leader in distance learning, and the creation of this site opens up new possibilities and opportunities for students on the Northwest Side," Oro Valley Mayor Paul Loomis told the Arizona Daily Star. "Training and education are the keys to economic growth in this area."

The current NAU-Tucson campus, on Pima Community College's campus at 401 N. Bonita Ave., will continue to provide a full range of services and classes to students as it has since 2000.