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In 1971, Dr. David Chigos, an executive from General Dynamics, founded National University to support the academic aspirations of an emerging population of adult learners by tailoring a flexible format that accommodated the needs of working professionals. Dr. Chigos opened National University with a single campus in San Diego, and while the University began with only 27 students that first year, it has grown to be among one of the largest private nonprofit universities in California.
Malin Burnham, one of San Diego’s most renowned philanthropists and business leaders, and the author of recently-published book “Community Before Self,” received the 2016 Humanitarian of the Year Award, presented by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at National University. This award is granted to a person with a demonstrated commitment to giving back to others and to the community through philanthropy for the betterment of our society and humanity.
Longtime educational leader, Dr. Jamie Manburg, has been appointed director of Sanford Inspire at National University, a PK-12 education initiative that empowers educators around the country to create inspiring classroom experiences. National University, which has one of the top ten largest schools of education in the country, is leading the national expansion of the program, which is named after and based on the vision of philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford.
Recognizing a need to support the successful transition of veterans into the civilian workforce, the San Diego Veterans Leadership Summit Nov. 4 at National University will offer veterans and members of the military community the chance to network and learn from industry experts on enhancing their business leadership skills.
Dr. Gloria McNeal, Dean of National University's School of Health and Human Services and a nationally recognized innovator who is changing how healthcare is taught and delivered, will be among the panelists at the 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care in Chicago from Oct. 30 through Nov. 2.
National Blue Ribbon Schools are recognized as symbols of exemplary teaching and learning, and this year 15 percent of the 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools in California are headed by National University alumni.
As Halloween approaches each year, so does a renewed fascination with haunts, ghouls and scary creatures. Associate Professor Franz J. Potter of National University's Master of Arts in English program – believed to be the only such program in the U.S. with a specialization in gothic studies notes the inspiration behind today's horror trends and characters comes from gothic literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries.
National University alumnus Shaun Bunn (Master of Arts in Teaching, 2010), a Mathematics teacher at Ethan Chase Middle School in Menifee, California, is among five educators statewide who have been named 2016-2017 California Teacher of the Year. The prestigious designation honors exceptional teachers and highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching while attracting public attention to the positive aspects of California's educational system.
Tips and resources provided by industry experts and faculty of National University’s federally-recognized cybersecurity program at Nov. 4 event in San Diego; Attendees offered chance to participate in a free cybersecurity audit.
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree program has been accredited by one of the most prestigious agencies of its kind in the world – the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).