Dr. Dee L. Fabry Joins National Task Force on Assessment Education

 San Diego, Calif. – Feb. 2, 2016 – Associate Professor Dr. Dee L. Fabry, co-chair of the Teacher Education Department at National University, California’s second-largest, private nonprofit university, has been named to a national task force convened to help better prepare teachers to use assessment effectively.

National University and UC San Diego Extension Announce Innovative Partnership to Prepare New Generation of Sustainability Leaders

As more businesses and organizations recognize the economic benefits of being environmentally responsible, demand is increasing for leaders in sustainable management practices. To address these needs, National University and University of California, San Diego Extension are introducing an innovative partnership that offers students pathways to pursue studies in the growing field of sustainability management.

Dean of Top-Ranked Johns Hopkins University School of Education Named President of National University

San Diego, Calif. – Jan. 6, 2016 – National University, a leader in serving adult learners and working professionals, is pleased to announce that Dr. David W. Andrews, Dean and Professor of the top-ranked School of Education at Johns Hopkins University, has been named President effective April 1, 2016. The appointment marks a new chapter for National University, which is California’s second-largest, private nonprofit university, and has grown to include more than two dozen campuses and house one of the Top Ten largest schools of education in the country.

National University Names Sanford College of Education in Honor of Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford

San Diego, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2015 – In honor of the many contributions of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, National University is pleased to announce its school of education has been named the Sanford College of Education. Considered to be one of America’s most generous philanthropists, Mr. Sanford has contributed more than one billion dollars to projects aimed at improving our society through children’s causes, health research and education. The new College name recognizes his role in developing and supporting programs that address a critical need for world-class teachers.

City of San Diego Employee Nicole McNeil Receives National University Scholarship in Recognition of her Community Service

San Diego, Calif. – Nov. 10, 2015 – City of San Diego employee Nicole McNeil, who has demonstrated her commitment to public service as a pool manager in the City Heights community, is the recipient of the City of San Diego/National University Professional Development Scholarship. The scholarship will allow McNeil to complete her studies at National University, and is the result of a partnership in which National University – the second-largest, private, nonprofit university in California – is the City’s designated Preferred Employee Education Program Partner.

Nonprofits Invited to Perfect Their Fundraising Pitches at a Nov. 17 Seminar by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University

San Diego, Calif. – Nov. 12, 2015 –The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University is pleased to announce the latest in a series of seminars being offered to help nonprofits improve their fundraising potential and strengthen donor relationships. The Nov. 17 hands-on seminar – which comes just in time for the year-end giving season - will focus on helping nonprofits fine-tune their funding “pitches” before a panel of prominent fundraising leaders and qualify for a chance to receive vouchers for upcoming seminars. Each participant will also receive a complimentary copy of the book Cause Selling The Sanford Way, based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford.

Dr. Lena T. Rodriguez, Award-Winning Leader in Nonprofit and Education Sectors, Named Endowed Director of National University's Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

 San Diego, Calif. – Oct. 15, 2015 – Lena T. Rodriguez, Ph.D., an award-winning leader in the nonprofit and higher education sectors and expert in entrepreneurship, has been named Endowed Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University where she will oversee the advancement of innovative programs designed to help nonprofits increase their fundraising potential. Dr. Rodriguez has a proven track record in advancing organizations and causes, having served as chief marketing and development officer for a program of the Kauffman Foundation, the world’s leading private foundation dedicated to educational achievement and entrepreneurial success.

Renowned Philanthropist Conrad Prebys and Lakeside Superintendent Dr. David Lorden Honored by Sanford Education Center

 San Diego, Calif. - Sept. 30, 2015 – Marking its first-year anniversary today, the Sanford Education Center at National University recognized educators and nonprofit leaders with special awards for their contributions to philanthropy and education. The recipient of the “Humanitarian of the Year” award was philanthropist Conrad Prebys, and Dr. David Lorden, Superintendent of Lakeside Union School District in San Diego County, was named “Educator of the Year.”

One of the Country's Most Generous Philanthropists, T. Denny Sanford, Empowers Nonprofits Through New Book

 San Diego, Calif. - Sept. 30, 2015 – Marking its first year anniversary, the National University-based Sanford Education Center announces the launch of a new textbook aimed at helping nonprofit organizations maximize their fundraising potential through the application of proven business and sales principles. The book - Cause Selling The Sanford Way - is based on the vision of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford and serves as the foundation of a series of educational programs being offered through the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University, the second largest private nonprofit university in California.

National University System Students Build Robots and Adapt Human Powered Vehicle for Maker Faire San Diego

 San Diego, Calif. – Sept. 28, 2015 – Robots and a modified human powered vehicle by National University and National University Academy (NUA) students will be featured at the first-ever Maker Faire San Diego Oct. 3-4 in Balboa Park. The projects were developed through a collaboration between the University’s School of Engineering and Computing and high school students who are part of the Academy’s special STEM-focused program.

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