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Arizona Board of Regents establishes committee to pick new NAU president

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Board of Regents has established an advisory board to vet potential candidates to select the new Northern Arizona University president.

The advisory board consists of 14 representatives from ABOR, NAU administration, faculty, students and the community.

The board is designed to gather input from various individuals and groups and assist in identifying essential leadership characteristics for the next president.

“As the board embarks on selecting the next NAU president, we do so with great care to ensure we find a visionary leader who can make a lasting contribution to the future of NAU and serve as a relentless champion for student success, public higher education and the state,” Board Chair Larry E. Penley said in a press release Friday.

Advisory board members include Regents Lyndel Manson, Fred DuVal and Kathryn Hackett King, Former Flagstaff Mayor Chris Bavasi, and various NAU professors and university executives.

NAU President Rita Cheng announced Sept. 8 that she would not seek an extension on her current contract. She has been the school’s president for the past six years.

The appointed advisory board will make the final decision on who will be Cheng’s successor.

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