Interim President Cindy Mathena Tapped as to Permanent position as President of NAU
RAPID CITY, S.D., Dec. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- National American University (NAU) is pleased to announce the formal appointment of Dr. Cindy Mathena as the President, effective immediately. The Board of Governors, after an exhaustive review and appraisal, has unanimously endorsed Dr. Mathena to assume the permanent role following her exceptional service as the Interim President from January to October 2023.
Dr. Mathena, who previously served as NAU's Provost and Chief Academic Officer, seamlessly transitioned into the presidency with unanimous Board approval on January 1, 2023. Throughout her tenure, Dr. Mathena has exhibited a remarkable commitment to the University's mission, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment for both staff and faculty.
Under Dr. Mathena's leadership, NAU has seen significant accomplishments in various areas, including the diligent and supportive work of staff and faculty, successful maintenance of accreditation standards, sound financial management, and strategic planning for ongoing student achievement and system improvements. Her unwavering dedication to the University's success has truly had a lasting impact.
The Board of Governors expresses its full confidence in President Mathena as she navigates the University through these challenging times. Dr. Mathena's leadership skills and strategic vision will undoubtedly contribute to the continued growth and success of National American University.
"This past year a very supportive and energetic Board of Governors has supported our mission," said Dr. Mathena. "It is with their help we will evolve and grow. I look forward to our continued collaboration and the success I know NAU can achieve."
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Cindy Mathena on her official appointment as President of National American University.
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National American University is a regionally accredited, multi-campus institution offering associate, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in a variety of fields. Committed to providing quality education and fostering student success, NAU has been a leader in higher education for over 80 years.
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