NAU President John Haeger introduces U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Robin R. Braun, NAU alumna and first female leader of the Naval Reserve,
who received an honorary doctoral degree during NAU's fall 2012 commencement ceremonies.
NAU President John Haeger, center, participated in a panel discussion at the November 2012 NAFSA: Association of International Educators meeting in Washington, D.C. The panel featured presidents of five institutions receiving the 2012 Sen. Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization.
Harvey Charles, left, vice provost for International Education, and NAU President John Haeger display
the Sen. Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization that NAU was awarded for its Global Learning Initiative.
NAU President John Haeger presents military veteran Bob White with an honorary medal that recognizes NAU’s alumni veterans and military personnel
for their service in the United States Armed Forces. White was on campus as part of a ceremony dedicating a U.S. Navy V12 Program Memorial
on NAU’s north campus; he attended NAU as part of the university’s first V12 program class that helped boost the university’s low enrollment during wartime.
NAU President John Haeger, right, accepts a $250,000 gift from David Falck, executive vice president and general counsel for APS,
during Sept. 29’s football game in the Skydome. Kathy Hildebrand, director of NAU’s Center for Science Teaching and Learning,
will be using the funds to launch the STEM Focus for the Future program. This program will establish 12 public schools that will
enhance teacher preparation in STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering and math.
NAU President John Haeger, right, and his wife, Cecily, are joined by Coconino Community College President Leah Bornstein and her husband, Joe Findley,
as they present Patrick Hansen, center, with the first CCC2NAU President’s Scholarship in September 2012.
President John Haeger is joined by fellow NAU administrators to serve up food at his annual Welcome Week picnic in August, 2012.
Bill Franke, left, the namesake of Northern Arizona University’s W.A. Franke College of Business, was presented with the
Regents' Award for Outstanding Service to Higher Education in June, 2012.
Museum of Northern Arizona director Robert Breunig, left, and NAU President John Haeger signed an agreement
in May 2012 that extends the partnership between the two institutions that creates anthropological research
and learning opportunities. Photo by Michele Mountain
John Haeger and his wife, Cecily, right, celebrate Leah Bornstein's honorary doctoral degree during May 2012 commencement ceremonies at Northern Arizona University.
Bornstein, president of Coconino Community College, pictured next to her husband, Joseph Findley, was honored for her continued support
of Northern Arizona University and Arizona higher education.
NAU President John Haeger welcomed Lisa Campos, vice president for Intercollegiate Athletics, and Jack Murphy, head men's basketball coach,
to the Lumberjack family at a press conference and reception on April 16 at the NAU Skydome. Photo by Charlie McCallie
The newest three NAU students in Teach for America (left to right) Sara Johnston, Taylor Bingham and Caitlin Jenkins,
met with President John Haeger in January 2012 during a campus presentation by TFA called "Closing the Achievement Gap."
Photo by Charlie McCallie
Flanked by regents Bob McLendon, left, and Ernest Calderón and NAU President John Haeger, Ahmed Subaey, center, accepts his honorary doctorate from NAU at the December 2011 commencement ceremonies. Subaey graduated from NAU in 1985 and is representative director and chief executive officer for S-OIL Corp. in Korea. Subaey has received numerous awards for leadership and his cross-cultural work.
NAU President John Haeger, center, consults with Joe Martin, his adviser on Native American issues, at the Nov. 4 Four Corners Sustainable Economic Development Summit.
The gathering focused on sustainable economic development on Navajo and Hopi tribal lands. Bill Harris, left, president and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona,
is a member of the initiative's steering committee. Photo by Charlie McCallie
NAU President John Haeger, left, exchanges pleasantries with Bill Harris, president and CEO of Science Foundation Arizona,
at the Nov. 4 Four Corners Sustainable Economic Development Summit. The gathering focused on sustainable economic development
on Navajo and Hopi tribal lands. Photo by Charlie McCallie
John Haeger, right, and Kimberly Ott, NAU Alumni Association board president, present Brian White with the
Joe and Marie Rolle Spirit of NAU Award during halftime at the 2011 Homecoming game at the NAU Skydome.
NAU President John Haeger waves to Lumberjack-lined streets in historic downtown Flagstaff
during the October 2011 Homecoming parade.
President John Haeger cuts the ceremonial ribbon to celebrate the opening of NAU's new Native American Cultural Center in October, 2011.
With him, from left, are Miss Indian NAU Noel Soma, Flagstaff Mayor Sara Presler,
and Joe Martin, special adviser to the president on Native American issues.
Photo by Charlie McCallie
NAU President John Haeger and President Emeritus Eugene Hughes, founder of the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, commemorate the renovation to the school's building at the ceremonial ribbon cutting in October 2011. Also pictured, from left, are MJ McMahon, NAU executive vice president; Mason Gerety, vice president for Advancement
and dean of The W.A. Franke College of Business and former dean Marc Chopin; Todd Steffen of CORE Construction; and architect Tim Whiteside of Johnson Walzer.
Photo by Charlie McCallie
Representatives from NAU, APS and APS' parent company Pinnacle West were on hand Sept. 29, at a ceremonial check presentation celebrating APS' recent $272,500 gift to NAU. From left: Mason Gerety, NAU vice president for Advancement and dean of The W.A. Franke College of Business; NAU President John Haeger; NAU Athletic Director Jim Fallis; Cindy May, community development manager for APS in Flagstaff; mechanical engineering professor Tom Acker; Becky Hickman, director of investor relations at Pinnacle West; Allison Kipple, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science; Beth Vechinski, associate director for Athletics; Paul Jagodzinski, dean of the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences; Anne Marie Mackler, coordinator for University Development; and Betsy Mennell, associate vice president for Advancement.
NAU President John Haeger and President Emeritus Gene Hughes enjoy the view of the renovated Skydome
during the 2011 football season opener against Fort Lewis.
Photo by Charlie McCallie
Leaders from the university, student body, and greater community ready for the ceremonial ribbon-cutting to officially open the new
Health and Learning Center Aug. 29. Pictured from left: Ron Wilson, general manager, Mortenson Construction; former student regent Mary Venezia;
Flagstaff mayor Sara Pressler; ASNAU president Blaise Caudill; NAU executive vice president MJ McMahon; Regent Ernest Calderón;
NAU President John Haeger; Regent Robert McClendon; NAU senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs David Bousquet;
and Jason Boyer, principal, Cannon Design.
NAU President John Haeger, left, chats with Regent Ernest Calderón
before the Health and Learning Center grand opening ceremony in August, 2011.
Photo by Charlie McCallie
NAU Provost Liz Grobsmith, seated left, met on March 1 with NAU President John Haeger,
top right, and two representatives from NAU’s School of Music: Edith Copley, director of Choral Studies,
and Todd Sullivan, director of the school. Grobsmith established an endowment in her family's name
in support of international choral studies travel programs. Once endowed, the fund will be disbursed
to students participating in international choral performance.
NAU President John Haeger, right, met with Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar
during the District 1 representative’s visit to campus on Feb. 22. Haeger visited with
the Congressman prior to a meeting of the Flagstaff 40 group and took him on a tour
of the Platinum-LEED certified Applied Research and Development building. Photo by Charlie McCallie
Representatives from NAU, APS and APS' parent company Pinnacle West were on hand Nov. 10, 2010,
at a ceremonial check presentation celebrating APS' recent $197,000 gift to NAU. From left: Pauline Entin,
associate dean of the College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences; Betsy Mennel,
associate vice president for Advancement; NAU President John Haeger; Allison Kipple, assistant professor
of electrical engineering and computer science; Cindy May, community development manager for APS in Flagstaff;
Becky Hickman, director of investor relations at Pinnacle West; David Falck, executive vice president
and general counsel for Pinnacle West; and Elizabeth Daoust, director of development for the College of Engineering, Forestry and Natural Sciences at NAU.
NAU president John D. Haeger (left) talks with Dennis Jones, president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, during Jones' Nov. 2010 campus presentation, “Rethinking the University: Fulfilling the Mission in a Changing Environment.”
Gov. Jan Brewer, left, presents NAU President John Haeger and NAU vice president for Research Laura Huenneke
with a ceremonial check on Oct. 19 for $500,000 in support of the NAU/NACET partnership. NACET also received $500,000 in Recovery Act funds
from Brewer. The funds will further support research-intensive ventures and small business opportunities in the region, ultimately leading to more local high-wage jobs.
Hopi Chairman Leroy Ned Shingoitewa, Navajo President Joe Shirley, NAU President John Haeger,
Lynn Valbuena of the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians and Representative Tom Chabin
enjoy playing in the dirt at NAU's Native American Cultural Center groundbreaking ceremony.
NAU President John Haeger stands beside returning student and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
1,500-meter runner and opening-ceremony flag-bearer Lopez Lomong. Photo by Charlie McCallie
Yavapai College President Jim Horton, seated left, and NAU President John Haeger, seated right, signal a new approach to higher education with the new NAU-Yavapai branch in Prescott. Back row from left are Ray Sigafoos and Dale Fitzner, who both serve on the Yavapai College District Governing Board, along with Tom Anderes, president of the Arizona Board of Regents, and Fred DuVal, vice chair for the regents.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt enjoys a laugh with NAU President John Haeger
at a July 31 reception at The W.A. Franke College of Business where 150 guests from the campus and community
celebrated the team’s arrival for its 2010 training camp at NAU.
NAU President John Haeger welcomed the Arizona Cardinals to campus on July 30, 2010,
at a Cardinals Training Camp kick-off press conference, where he said the presence of the Cardinals in Flagstaff
is an enormous economic advantage to the community. “It brings many tourists, guests and students,” he said,
adding that the university’s facilities are key to making this the best training camp in the NFL.
At a July 30, 2010, Cardinals Training Camp kick-off press conference, Skydome manager Dave Brown, left,
watches as NAU President John Haeger, center, presents Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, in hat,
head coach Ken Whisenhunt, in red, and owner William Bidwill at right with NAU gear embroidered
with their names in appreciation of the team's presence at NAU since 1988.
NAU President John Haeger, second from right, traveled to China with Provost Liz Grobsmith, right,
and program director Brian Palm to confer degrees during ceremonies in Beijing.
NAU President John Haeger, left, and MCC President Michael Kearns signed an agreement
between their two institutions on June 10, 2010, that streamlines the process for earning
a bachelor’s degree in Mohave County. Photo by Amanda Voisard
President John Haeger welcomed guests to a June 2010 media conference announcing a $400,000 grant
awarded by Science Foundation Arizona.
Arizona elected officials and state higher education representatives celebrate the official groundbreaking on the Health Sciences Education Building at the downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus on May 12, 2010. Pictured from left: Sen. Jorge Garcia of Tucson; Arizona House Speaker Kirk Adams of Mesa; Arizona Board of Regents President Ernest Calderón; Gov. Jan Brewer; UA President Robert Shelton; NAU dental hygiene student Kendra McKune; Rep. John Kavanagh of Fountain Hills; UA pharmacy student Kelly Kistler; UA medical student Alan Wang; NAU President John Haeger; and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon.
President John Haeger is pleased to confer diplomas during Northern Arizona University's
May 2010 commencement ceremonies at the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.
President John Haeger congratulates a new NAU graduate
during May 2010 commencement ceremonies.
NAU President John Haeger stands between Coconino Community College President Leah Bornstein
and Patrick Hurley, chair of the college's district governing board, as he displays his Distinguished Service Award
that he received in May 2010 for his support and advocacy for community colleges,
including his involvement in the creation of CCC2NAU.
Coconino Community College President Leah Bornstein and NAU President John Haeger
signed an agreement on April 9, 2010, that gives all CCC students and faculty access to a number
of services available through NAU Cline Library. Photo by Amanda Voisard
NAU President John Haeger addresses the crowd of about 200 during a campus-wide forum
in the High Country Conference Center on April 7, 2010. Haeger discussed student success and renewed efforts
to improve retention. As well as, the recent directive from the Arizona Board of Regents to trim the universities'
state-funded salary budgets by 2.75 percent and the May 2010 vote on a 1-cent sales tax
and potential outcomes if the sales tax fails.
Arizona Speaker of the House, Kirk Adams, posed with NAU President John Haeger
during a visit to campus April 2, 2010.
NAU President John Haeger meets Tony West, assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s Civil Division,
during West’s visit to campus on March 29, 2010. West was at NAU to encourage students to take advantage
of internships in which students will conduct intensive outreach efforts with Native Americans and their families
whose work in the uranium industry may entitle them to compensation under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act.
NAU President John Haeger and Gov. Jan Brewer met with Prescott community leaders and
NAU representatives in Feb. 2010 at the new Prescott Valley Public Library and NAU-Yavapai Campus.
Brewer was in town to tour the facility and discuss Arizona education goals. Photo by Amanda Voisard
NAU President John Haeger, Gov. Jan Brewer, Yavapai College President Jim Horton
and Prescott community leaders met during a roundtable discussion in Feb. 2010 at the new
Prescott Valley Public Library and NAU-Yavapai Campus. Photo by Amanda Voisard
Gov. Jan Brewer, left, Yavapai College President Jim Horton, and Susan Johnstad, right,
assistant vice president and campus executive officer for NAU-Yavapai, share a laugh
with NAU President John Haeger, foreground, during the governor's visit to the NAU-Yavapai campus
in Feb. 2010. Photo by Amanda Voisard
NAU President John Haeger, left, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Yavapai College President Jim Horton
discuss the university's innovative venture in Prescott Valley in Feb. 2010. Photo by Amanda Voisard
President John Haeger and Jack Jewett, president and CEO of the Flinn Foundation,
discuss Arizona's bioscience industry at the High Country Conference Center on Jan. 13, 2010.
Lattie Coor, right, founder of the Center for the Future of Arizona, leads a January 2010 panel discussion
with (from left) NAU President John Haeger, Flagstaff City Manager Kevin Burke, and J.R. Murray, chair of Flagstaff 40
and general manager of Arizona Snowbowl. The panel addressed the “Arizona We Want” report which
"reflects what Arizonans are thinking and identifies goals that describe the Arizona we want,” Coor said. Photo by Jerry Foreman
President John Haeger, left, and Regent Ernest Calderón, right, pose with Army Veteran Doug Vinnes during the fall 2009 commencement ceremony.
Vinnes earned a bachelor’s degree in education from NAU in 1969, but weeks before graduation ceremonies,
he was drafted into the Army. Forty years later, Vinnes returned to NAU to finally attend his graduation ceremony.
James Ramos, right, chairman of the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians,
proudly displays his honorary doctoral degree presented to him by NAU President John Haeger
and Regent Ernest Calderón during the fall 2009 commencement ceremony.
NAU President John Haeger enjoys the enthusiastic parade-goers at the
Oct. 24, 2009, Homecoming parade through downtown Flagstaff.
Turning the dirt as they ceremonially break ground Oct. 22, 2009, on the university’s new Health and Learning Center are, from left, Sarah Bickel, associate vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs; NAU President John Haeger; LuAnn Leonard, member of the Arizona Board of Regents; NAU Executive Vice President MJ McMahon; ASNAU President Kathleen Templin; student regent Jennifer Lyn Ginther; and Jane Kuhn, associate vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.
White House Office of Urban Affairs Director Adolfo Carrion visited Flagstaff and met with NAU officials
on Oct. 1, 2009, to learn about the region’s renewable energy endeavors and economic developments.
President John Haeger unveiled new ideas in education at a campus forum on Sept. 29, 2009.
“I’m talking about the need to rethink campus as a whole," he told an audience of about 200
in the High Country Conference Center. Photo by Reid Swan
NAU President John Haeger, background, joins a crowd of admirers that packed the Havasupai Room
of the University Union Sept. 23, 2009, to listen to former Gov. Raul Castro and snatch up copies of his new autobiography,
'Adversity is My Angel: The Life and Career of Raul H. Castro,' co-written by Jack L. August, Jr. "There is no excuse
for any youngster in the United State of America to not get an education," Castro said. "But no one
is going to give you anything. You have to earn it."
Ernest Calderón, left, president of the Arizona Board of Regents, NAU President John Haeger
and former Gov. Castro share a laugh at Castro's book-signing event.
NAU President John Haeger, standing, prepares to introduce Bill Harris, president and CEO
of Science Foundation Arizona, to about 100 people in Ashurst Auditorium on Sept. 15, 2009.
Harris was the first guest in Haeger's 2009-10 Speakers Series.
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick joined NAU President John Haeger in his office in September 2009
to discuss education issues and other topics important to northern Arizona. Kirkpatrick met with
Flagstaff business leaders earlier in the day to discuss clean energy.
President Haeger kicks off the second day of the 2009 Southwest Renewable Energy Conference
held at the High Country Conference Center at NAU Sept. 11, 2009. "Northern Arizona University is
one of the greenest campuses in the country," Haeger said. "You will find four LEED buildings
on campus and we are looking to build more in the future."
President John Haeger and Provost Liz Grobsmith serve lunch at a free picnic for
staff, faculty and students as part of Welcome Week 2009.
NAU President John Haeger, center, shares a laugh with John Birkett, president of the
Flagstaff Sports Foundation, left, and John Montford, Flagstaff dentist and football enthusiast,
at an Arizona Cardinals scrimmage during the team's 2009 Training Camp at NAU.
NAU President John Haeger, left, is joined by NAU head football coach Jerome Souers,
Arizona Board of Regents president Ernest Calderon, NAU executive vice president MJ McMahon
and Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill at the Cardinals Red & White Scrimmage at NAU in August, 2009.
Northern Arizona University President John Haeger honors Arizona Cardinals owner
Bill Bidwill with an NAU sweatshirt and cap at the Flagstaff Sports Foundation
Hall of Fame induction ceremony Aug. 4, 2009.
Northern Arizona University President John Haeger met with Sen. John McCain in Washington, D.C.,
June 4, 2009 to discuss fund-raising for a Native American Cultural Center on campus
and the university's budget situation.
NAU President John Haeger earned top honors as "Best Administrator," according to students voting in 'The Lumberjack' newspaper’s 2009 Best of NAU specialty publication. The annual print periodical, published in May 2009, provides the results from student opinions on the people, places and things that make NAU and Flagstaff the best. Editors wrote that Haeger’s efforts to maintain educational programs and faculty "have not gone unnoticed among students at NAU."
NAU President John Haeger, left, Jan Gehler, president of Scottsdale Community College, and Doug Small, assistant dean of NAU Extended Campuses, place an array of items, including a Louie bobblehead, into a time capsule to be opened in 2021 -- the 25th anniversary of the NAU-SCC partnership. The time capsule was part of an April, 2009 celebration of NAU's partnership with SCC, and marked the completion of the renovated SCC Child Care Center in the University Center building, where NAU has offices.
NAU President Haeger, right, listens to NAU student Brandon Rabidou's question at a campus forum on April 15, 2009, at the High Country Conference Center. Haeger scheduled the forum to update campus on the university budget, including the cuts already made to contend with the budget reduction, which could grow worse in FY10.
Miss Indian NAU Ann M. Salt, center, a sophomore exercise science major from Kayenta, and Miss Indian NAU First Attendant Joni T. Pino, a junior education major from Twin Lakes, N.M., met with President John Haeger on March 3, 2009, to discuss their new roles at the university.
President John Haeger views the House Education Committee proceedings at a special meeting hosted by NAU at its High Country Conference Center on Feb. 9, 2009. Education leaders from northern Arizona asked the committee to seek revenue generation and business partnerships rather than implement budget cuts that could distress their ability to educate students. "Providing an affordable, accessible and quality undergraduate residential education is absolutely our core mission, and we don't want to lose our momentum," Haeger told the committee.
Arizona's three university presidents, including ASU's Michael Crow, left, UofA's Robert Shelton, center, and NAU's John Haeger, at the podium, participated in a Jan. 27, 2009, press conference at the state Capitol where they discussed the ramifications of budget cuts. At the same time, about 2,000 students from demonstrated in support of the university system. At the press conference, Haeger pointed out that Arizona has the highest percentage of deficit of any in the nation, yet he added that the demand for a university education in Arizona is growing. "Yes, we have to cut," he said. "But we are trying to look at these cuts in a very surgical fashion. We are not going to cut the core mission of the institution."
Addressing a crowd of more than 400 people at a December 2008 campus forum, NAU President John Haeger said the university's goal is to make decisions on budget reductions that reflect NAU's mission, strategic plan and priorities. "We don't want to make cuts that imperil the future," Haeger said.
NAU President John Haeger, center front, shows his True Blue NAU spirit along with the rest of his staff in the Office of the President. On his left is executive vice president MJ McMahon, and Molly Munger, director of Community Relations, sits to his right. Back row, from left: student Jennifer Carroll, business manager Pat Muster, events coordinator Sandy Castro, associate vice president for Economic Development Rich Bowen, special assistant to the president and associate vice president for diversity issues David Camacho, and administrative assistant Jill Gioello .
NAU President John Haeger, left, visits with Bruce Nordstrom, president of the Flagstaff Forty, and Gov. Janet Napolitano during her visit to Flagstaff on Nov. 18, 2008.
Athletic director Jim Fallis, NAU Bookstore director Ken Pegram and President John Haeger stand beside Daniel Duran, the Lumberjack's featured fan for the 2008-09 year. Photo by Sam Borazon
NAU President John Haeger presented the award for the Most Outstanding ROTC Program in the 14th U.S. Army Cadet Command Brigade to Lt. Col.
John Nelson during the pre-game ceremony of the opening football game Sept. 6, 2008.
NAU President Haeger and construction management professor Tom Rogers at the President's Forum held Sept. 4, 2008, in the High Country Conference Center. Haeger discussed NAU's enrollment outlook, budget issues, construction and productivity/accountability initiatives. Photo by Jerry Foreman
NAU President John Haeger proudly displays Mayor Sara Presler's August 2008 proclamation urging city employees to wear NAU blue on Fridays before home football games.
NAU President John Haeger cuts the ceremonial ribbon with help from Arizona Board of Regents President Fred Boice, left, and Ernest Calderón, vice president, at a gathering to officially open NAU's newest residence hall, Aspen Crossing Learning Community in August 2008. Photo by Jerry Foreman
NAU President John Haeger visits with Ben and Marlene Sohn of Peoria, who were helping their son Jacob Koenig move into Aspen Crossing Learning Community in August 2008. Photo by Tom Alexander
Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals, in white shirt, shares football strategy and other pleasantries with MJ McMahon, NAU executive vice president, left, Fred Boice, president of the Arizona Board of Regents, and NAU President John Haeger. Haeger and McMahon hosted the regents Aug. 13, 2008, to an evening Cardinals scrimmage in Lumberjack stadium.
NAU President Haeger and Dr. Merrill Abeshaus, Lumberjack Athletic Association president and retired orthopaedic surgeon, share a moment at the community breakfast in August 2008.
President John Haeger speaks at an August 2008 press conference announcing a new program, CCC2NAU, in partnership with Coconino Community College to provide CCC students who want to earn a bachelor's degree a seamless transition to NAU. Seated at right is CCC President Leah L. Bornstein, who participated in the joint announcement at CCC. Photo by Jake Bacon
State Sen. Amanda Aguirre, from Yuma, in town to attend the Arizona Rural Health Conference at the High Country Conference Center, took time from her busy schedule in August 2008 to meet with NAU President John Haeger to tour campus and discuss NAU-Yuma and the university's health professions expansion.
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon was on campus in August 2008 to meet with NAU officials about the expansion of the university's health professions programs into the downtown Phoenix medical and academic complex. Administrators included, from left, Christy Farley, associate vice president for Government Affairs; Fred Hurst, vice president for Distance Learning; Leslie Schulz, executive dean of the College of Health and Human Services; and NAU President John Haeger. Photo by Reid Swan
President John Haeger visits with Dr. Dale Fitzner, right, a member of the Yavapai College District Governing Board, following a July 2008 press conference announcing the expansion of NAU's presence and programs in Yavapai County.
Northern Arizona University made a strong showing at the 2008 Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce 12th annual 4th of July Parade that attracted an estimated crowd of 10,000 to downtown Flagstaff. President John Haeger waves to the crowd as part of the NAU entry in the parade.
NAU officially opened the High Country Conference Center with a gala celebration June 19, 2008. President Haeger cuts the ceremonial ribbon with help from Ernest Calderón, vice president of the Arizona Board of Regents, left; Flagstaff Mayor Sara Presler; former Mayor Joe Donaldson; Dennis Burke, Gov. Janet Napolitano's chief of staff, and ABOR President Fred Boice.
NAU President John Haeger, right, answers questions from a group of students in communication professor Astrid Sheil's public relations class who attended his forum in Ashurst Auditorium on March 27, 2008. Photo by Danielle Borth
Northern Arizona higher education leaders met in Page, Ariz., on Feb. 16, 2008, with Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley during the first education summit of its kind. The leaders—from left, Leah Bornstein, president of Coconino Community College; John Haeger, president of Northern Arizona University; President Shirley; and Ferlin Clark, president of Diné College—discussed current and future collaborations and initiatives. Photo courtesy Frank Talbott
NAU President John Haeger, front left, and Raul H. Castro, right, share some mirth at a building naming ceremony in Castro's honor on Feb. 15, 2008. Regents Bob McLendon, back left, and LuAnn Leonard, center, and Mary Venezia, student Regent, join them. Castro, the first and only Latino governor of Arizona and an NAU graduate, braved a snowstorm to attend the ceremony naming NAU's Raul H. Castro Social and Behavioral Sciences building.
Tracy Bame, community-affairs director for Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc., presented NAU President John Haeger with a check on Feb. 8 for $500,000 to boost NAU science and engineering programs and expand efforts to promote interest in math and science among pre-college students. Photo by Thomas Boggan
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano congratulates Northern Arizona University President John Haeger after announcing at a Dec. 10, 2007 press conference at the state Capitol that NAU has been awarded a $3.4 million dollar grant for math and science teacher education. Photo by Thomas Boggan
NAU President John Haeger speaks with the media at a Dec. 10 , 2007 press conference. "America was once a leader in math and science education, but that position has steadily and drastically eroded," he said. "Today we rank 24th out of 29 industrialized countries. Grants such as this [$3.4 million for the NAUTeach program] will help us reverse that trend to again ensure our competitiveness in a knowledge-based economy."
Northern Arizona University's Department of Military Science was named the Best Large ROTC Program in the 14th U.S. Army Cadet Command Brigade in Dec. 2007, a region encompassing schools from Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. NAU President John Haeger presents the corps of cadets with the 14th Brigade Trophy—a redwood carved bear—at a public ceremony.
William A. Franke, center, is joined by NAU President John Haeger, left, and Mason Gerety, dean of The W.A. Franke College of Business, at the lush Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix in November 2007 to celebrate with Franke's friends and family his support of Northern Arizona University. Franke invested $25 million in the newly named college earlier in the year. Photo by Tom Boggan.
NAU graduate Scott Coor, left, was honored by NAU President John Haeger with a Presidential Medal for his commitment to the university at a reception honoring William A. Franke in November 2007. Coor was instrumental in bringing Franke's gift to fruition. Photo by Tom Boggan
NAU President John Haeger waves to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and local residents who lined the streets of downtown Flagstaff to celebrate NAU's 83rd Homecoming in October 2007.
NAU officially opened its first large-scale, stand-alone facility in the Phoenix area on Oct. 4, 2007, furthering its goal of affordability and accessibility to higher education and strengthening partnerships with the surrounding educational community. President Haeger told the standing-room-only crowd that he wants NAU to be as convenient and accessible as possible.
"The Applied Research and Development building is an extraordinary example of what it means to be a steward of place," said NAU President John Haeger at the Sept. 27, 2007 official grand opening of the university's signature building. "The teaching and learning we do today will have profound impact in generations to come as we grapple with complex ecological problems."
NAU President John Haeger, left, met with Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr. in September 2007 to discuss measures for increasing Native American support on campus, including plans for a proposed Native American Center.
NAU President John Haeger holds a gift presented to him by visiting Chinese faculty from Fujian Normal University in September 2007. The group joined faculty from Hefei University, Beijing International Studies University, and three universities representing the China Center for International Educational Exchange, for a welcoming reception in the University Union. Photo by Jason Bullard
About 1,500 people turned out for the Campus Picnic on Aug. 29, 2007 near the University Union as part of Celebrate NAU Day. President John Haeger helps serve food to faculty, staff, students and community members. Photo by Jason Bullard
"With record enrollment and our retention rates increasing significantly, we're making good on what we've told the state is our mission," Haeger told about 150 people at Ashurst Auditorium on Aug. 29, 2007. "We are committed to graduating our students." The public forum was the culmination of the Celebrate NAU Day events. Photo by Jason Bullard
NAU President John Haeger, center, cuts the ribbon to celebrate the $1 million renovation of NAU's Bookstore during an Aug. 25, 2007 ceremony. Tom Christopher, left, president of Follett Higher Education Group, and bookstore director Ken Pegram, lend a hand. Follett, which assumed management of the bookstore in December 2006, paid for the renovation. Photo by Jason Bullard
Representatives from Northern Arizona University, the city of Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce flocked to The W.A. Franke College of Business on Aug. 7, 2007, for a reception honoring the Arizona Cardinals. President John Haeger, center, and NAU's executive vice president MJ McMahon, are joined by, from left, Ron Minegar, executive vice president and chief business officer for the Cardinals, Cardinals general manager Rod Graves, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
NAU President John Haeger was one of nearly 200 people who turned out to sign their names on a beam of the new High Country Conference Center at Flagstaff in July 2007. Photo by Jerry Foreman.
President John Haeger says hello to the crowd at the 2007 Independence Day Parade in downtown Flagstaff.
Gov. Janet Napolitano receives a warm welcome from NAU President John Haeger at a June 2007 meeting of the P-20 Council on the NAU campus. Photo by Melissa Grimes
At a community breakfast unveiling the new Applied Research and Development building in June 2007, NAU President John Haeger points to some of the successes at NAU over the previous year, including enrollment growth, new buildings and a strong budget.
NAU President John Haeger addresses the crowd during a May 2007 press conference at the Arizona Community Foundation in Phoenix announcing the $25 million donation to the university from William A. Franke, right. Mason Gerety, dean of NAU's W.A. Franke College of Business, is pictured at left. Photo by Michael Mertz
President John Haeger addresses about 160 people in Ashurst Auditorium and a university-wide web audience during a "Conversation with the President" in April 2007. Photo by Jerry Foreman.
NAU's Paul Keim cuts the ceremonial double-helix ribbon in front of the new TGen North facility at the Flagstaff Air Park last week. Joining Keim are, from left, Julie Pastrick, president and CEO of the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce; Congressman Rick Renzi; Jeff Trent, president and scientific director of TGen; NAU President John Haeger; David Engelthaler, manager of the new facility; and Flagstaff Mayor Joe Donaldson. Photo by Jerry Foreman.
Faculty from Fujian Normal University in Fuzhou, China, visiting NAU's Mountain Campus in March 2007, present the gift of artwork representing the four seasons to NAU's Liz Grobsmith, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, and President John Haeger. The Fujian faculty members are part of a semester-long faculty mentor program in which each faculty member from Fujian Normal is assigned an NAU faculty mentor from an appropriate department as it pertains to their scholarly area.
Northern Arizona University and South Mountain Community College broke ground on a new building that will allow South Phoenix residents to earn a four-year degree from NAU. Posing with a rendering of the new building at South Mountain Community College in January 2007 are, from left, SMCC President Ken Atwater; NAU President John Haeger; and Rufus Glasper, chancellor of Maricopa Community College District.
NAU President John Haeger spelled out the university's successes and challenges during an October 2006 Campus Conversation before about 150 people at Cline Library Auditorium and a statewide web audience.
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, center, helps a group of NAU officials and friends turn the dirt during groundbreaking ceremonies for the hotel-conference center complex in October 2006. NAU President John Haeger is to her left. Photo by Geoff Gourley
Hundreds of student-athletes joined Big Sky commissioner Doug Fullerton, holding trophy, and NAU President John Haeger, at the Walkup Skydome for NAU's Sept. 16, 2006, Hall of Fame football game to receive the Sterling Savings Bank President's Cup trophy. Photo by Sam Borozan
President John Haeger takes some time to visit the Arizona Cardinals training camp in 2006. Because of the benefits of high altitude exercise, its accessibility and pleasant summer temperatures, 'Sports Illustrated' named NAU among the top five preseason training camps in the NFL.
NAU President John Haeger takes time to visit with students near Old Main on north campus.
Michael Bidwill, left, vice president and general counsel of the Arizona Cardinals, and NAU President John Haeger display an NAU Cardinals jersey during a May 2006 press conference announcing the Cardinals return to NAU for preseason training. Photo by Jerry Foreman
NAU President John Haeger cuts the ribbon to NAU's new Tucson office with members of the Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in May 2006.
Rufus Glasper, left, chancellor of the Maricopa County Community College District, and NAU President John Haeger, celebrated a new agreement between the two institutions in April 2006. The memorandum of understanding allows NAU to develop a physical presence on all 10 Maricopa campuses.
President John Haeger, left, welcomed Robert Zemsky to NAU in March 2006 as a guest in the President's Speakers Series. Zemsky is chair of the Learning Alliance for Higher Education, a strategic coalition of individuals and organizations offering expertise to college and university leaders.
President John Haeger addresses about 50 members of the Flagstaff area Feb. 10, 2006 during one of the president's community breakfasts. Haeger used the opportunity to discuss the new College of Business Administration building, tuition and the Flagstaff-NAU partnership on a conference center, among other topics. Guests also toured the business facility.
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr., left, shakes hands with NAU President John Haeger at NAU's fall 2005 commencement ceremonies where Shirley received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
Dr. Huarang Zhang, visiting faculty member from Fujian Normal University in China, presents President John Haeger with a banner at a new faculty reception in August 2005. The banner has both school names displayed to recognize the partnership between both institutions.
Colorado Gov. Bill Owens (left), Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and NAU President John Haeger signed a charter in June 2005 in Breckenridge, Colo., creating a three-state institute designed to protect forests and prevent catastrophic fires in western states.
Governor Janet Napolitano signs the executive order establishing the Governor's Committee for Teacher Quality and Support as NAU President John Haeger looks on. The governor named Haeger chair of the committee in May 2005. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Governor.
In February 2005, President John Haeger unveiled a new university marketing plan and logo after nearly two years of research and development. "Our marketing plan and image send a strong message of who we are and what we represent as we move into the future," Haeger said. "We were a great university yesterday and we are a great university today, but this plan will help us inform everyone about what makes NAU special."
NAU President John Haeger signed an agreement with Yu Li, president of Guangxi Teachers Education College, in February 2005 that will enhance the international flavor of NAU's campus as well as offer Chinese students a degree from NAU and their home university.
NAU President John Haeger was on hand to greet new and returning students and their families to the NAU campus on move-in day in August 2004.