Chancellor's Blog

NUS Positively Impacts Students, Enterprises and Communities

Dr. Cunningham with Denny Sanford and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, who were honored with the Horatio Alger Award in Washington, D.C. The National University System (NUS), a network of nonprofit K-12 and higher education institutions, is dedicated to working with others to identify more opportunities that make quality education accessible to lifelong learners. Recently, Denny …

2017 Highlights from the National University System

As we wrap up the year, I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone in the National University System happy holidays. I also want to thank our team of more than 5,000 NUS faculty and staff who work tirelessly to bring quality education to more than 40,000 students. The dedication of our Board of …

Philanthropy and the National University System

Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Chancellor of the National University System celebrates with marathon legend Meb Keflezighi after the 2017 NYC Marathon. As a nonprofit university system, giving back to the communities we serve is a priority year-round. However, November is a special month when we all take time to reflect on the things for which …

Serving Our Communities Through Collaboration

Recent events over the past month have touched the lives of many of our family and friends through our extended network of faculty, staff and students who are all part of the National University System. From the devastation of Hurricanes Maria and Irma, to the recent earthquake in Mexico City and the mass shooting in …

High-Choice Academic Pathways

I am proud that the National University System is dedicated to delivering an exceptional student experience to every learner, focused on student success, and ensuring programs and degrees are market-relevant and aligned with workforce needs. As the population of adult learners continues to grow alongside technological advancement, the demand for new education models and high-choice …

Congratulations to the National University System Graduates of 2017!

Chancellor Cunningham with his daughter Tressa Cunningham, who earned a master’s degree at NU. In June, the National University System (NUS) recognized more than 3,000 graduates who crossed the stage at three separate commencement ceremonies. On June 17, National University held its Southern California commencement ceremony at Petco Park in San Diego, and that same …

Honoring Dedication, Drive and Service

NU’s Northern California graduates celebrate with Chancellor Cunningham. As a non-profit education system, we strive to affect positive change in our communities. Recently, I’ve been able to reflect on the many ways in which the National University System, which includes National University, John. F. Kennedy University and City University of Seattle, work toward fulfilling this …

Expanding Educational Opportunities

T. Denny Sanford with Chancellor Cunningham, NUS Presidents and members of the Board of Trustees. The National University System, which includes National University, John F. Kennedy University, City University of Seattle, WestMed College, The Division of Pre-College Programs and the Sanford Education Programs, was founded on the notion of universal access to education, to fostering …

Cultivating Innovation and Professional Development

The 2020 Vision for the National University System (NUS) is, “to be an educational system whose graduates are transformed and positively contribute to society.” Transforming our students means reimaging education and empowering our shared community of universities. One of the ways we aim to fulfill this vision is by investing in the cultivation of innovation …

System Growth through Partnerships and Community

Chancellor Cunningham, NU President Dr. David Andrews, Denny Sanford with representatives from NUS, the San Diego Zoo and University Children’s Health. The beginning of a new year is invigorating. After enjoying the holidays with loved ones and celebrating the New Year, we’re at an opportune time to focus on goals. The System’s vision, “To be …