Chancellor's Blog

“The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it.” – P. Drucker & A. Lincoln

Chancellor Cunningham and NU grads celebrate on field at Petco Park. One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Abraham Lincoln and Peter Drucker, “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” I’ve shared these words with graduates during commencement, with faculty and staff members during meetings, and once again it rings …

Giving Back to our Communities – October 2016

Chancellor Cunningham with Malin Burnham, 2016 Humanitarian of the Year November is the time of year when we reflect on everything for which we are most thankful. And with Veteran’s Day on November 11, the nation pauses to honor the sacrifices of those who have bravely served in our armed forces. While we give particular …

The State of Higher Education – September 2016

Chancellor Cunningham presents at CETYS University International Seminar on Innovation in Higher Education As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, I am proud that National University is recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as an active member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities. I am so excited to share more about our …

Exciting News for the National University System – August 2016

Randy C. Frisch, President of City University of Seattle This month, we were thrilled to announce that Randy Frisch has been named president of City University of Seattle (CityU), an affiliate of the National University System (NUS). President Frisch, who had been serving as interim president, joins CityU after serving as vice chancellor for the …

Military Appreciation Month – July 2016

This month, we celebrated Independence Day and I was honored to meet with veteran organizations in Washington, D.C. to discuss the importance of providing high-quality education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and veterans. RADM Rich with 2016 National University Military Scholarship recipients. Spending time in our nation’s capital with veterans, who are working …

Creating Opportunities for Student Success – June 2016

Graduation is always an exciting time for our students and for the University. However, there was additional excitement around this year’s commencement, as it was our first ceremony at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres and the 2016 Major League Baseball All Star Game! Our students work so hard overcoming challenges and making …

An Inspirational Commencement in Sacramento – May 2016

This year, we are making our commencement celebrations truly spectacular as we mark our 45th year and recognize the amazing accomplishments of our graduates with celebrations in Sacramento and San Diego! Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Chancellor of the National University System, runs in Capitol Park with marathon legend Meb Keflezighi and members of our National …

An Historic Month for Our National University Community – April 2016

Chancellor Michael R. Cunningham and Ms. Oprah Winfrey conducting a Q&A with National University students following Ms. Winfrey’s lecture: Live Your Best Life on April 7, 2016 in the Sanford Education Center, La Jolla, CA. Photo courtesy of Ken Jacques. Building and strengthening our National University community has been a top priority for me, and …