President’s Blog

  • February 1, 2018

    Innovative Approaches to Lifelong Learning

    President Andrews at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. Every day, I’m reminded of the importance of education in our society. National University’s founding mission, to serve the unique needs of lifelong learners, inspires me to explore new pathways and solutions that make a big impact in the lives of students, their families, and in ...

  • December 1, 2017

    Celebrating a Year of Innovation and Achievement

    President Andrews and SHHS Dean Gloria McNeal at a special ceremony for graduate Francis Oladipo, who serves with the U.S. Navy. As 2017 draws to a close, I want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. As I think back on all we have accomplished in the past year, I want to express ...

  • November 1, 2017

    Transforming Lives through Education and Community Service

    NU and HACU introduce STEM career paths to middle and high school students. I am so proud to work in higher education at a university that makes a positive impact in so many lives. Recently, National University was selected by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to host 700 middle and high school ...

  • September 1, 2017

    Innovative Educational Opportunities for Adult Learners

    President Andrews congratulates recipients of the 2017 Presidents Players Awards. National University’s focus on serving adult learners and a diverse student population is what drives our dedication to continue innovating in the higher education space. We believe strongly in supporting the goals and dreams of lifelong learners, and as the founding institution of the National ...

  • August 1, 2017

    Meeting Student Needs with Precision Education

    The demand for graduates with a strong academic foundation and superior market-relevant skills has never been stronger. At National University, our commitment to providing innovative programs, services, and academic pathways aimed at fostering student success remains our top priority and will continue to guide this University forward. This summer, we celebrated a significant milestone toward ...

  • June 1, 2017

    Congratulations Class of 2017!

    President Andrews congratulates graduates as they receive their diplomas at the commencement ceremony in Petco Park on June 17, 2017. On Saturday, June 17, we celebrated the extraordinary accomplishments of over 2,000 graduates at our 45th commencement ceremony. More than 20,000 attendees, including graduates and their families, friends and loved ones packed into San Diego’s ...

  • May 1, 2017

    Celebrating Graduates and Educators

    President Andrews congratulates graduates as they receive their diplomas at the commencement ceremony in the Sacramento Convention Center on April 23, 2017. This is a special time of year when we pay tribute and show appreciation to many. This month, we celebrated Mother’s Day where we showed appreciation for the wonderful guidance and care of ...

  • April 1, 2017

    Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness and Academic Excellence

    Students presenting their project to faculty judges at the 2017 Student Scholarship Conference April marks my one-year anniversary as President of National University. As we get ready for Northern CA and Southern CA commencement ceremonies, I reflect on how special and enlightening the past year has been. I’ve enjoyed connecting with alumni, who perpetuate NU’s ...

  • March 1, 2017

    Looking Forward to Spring

    Students presenting their project to faculty judges at the 2017 Student Scholarship Conference March 12 marks daylight saving time, when we adjust the clocks to “spring forward.” As we move ahead an hour and embrace more hours of daylight, this is also a time to look forward to upcoming events such as commencement, which is ...

  • January 1, 2017

    Commitment to Diversity and Accessible Education

    President Andrews congratulates graduates at the 2016 southern commencement ceremony. At National University, we believe that access to education is a fundamental right and we strive to support all students in achieving their educational goals. We are so fortunate and honored to have a University community that represents the great diversity of our nation, and ...

  • December 1, 2016

    A Look Back at 2016

    President Andrews congratulating graduates at 2016 Southern Commencement at Petco Park This is notably one of the busiest times of the year when we are balancing work and school with a variety of seasonal commitments. Yet, it is important for us to take a moment to reflect on this year’s accomplishments and acknowledge all who ...

  • October 1, 2016

    National University Celebrates 45th Anniversary – October 2016

    November 2016 marks the 45th anniversary of National University and as the University’s fifth president, I am honored to reflect upon its history and celebrate its achievements. In 1971, National University opened its doors as one of the first institutions in the United States to recognize and focus on the unique educational needs of non-traditional ...

  • September 1, 2016

    Back to School Highlights – September 2016

    President Andrews with Lt. Andy Lerum, the 2016 recipient of the Professional Development Scholarship September marks the end of summer and brings a renewed focus on “back to school.” As we welcome new and current students to the 2016-2017 academic year, I was also able to spend time with members of our faculty and staff ...

  • August 1, 2016

    Importance of Networking and Collaboration – August 2016

    President Andrews and Dr. Judy Mantle, Dean of the Sanford College of Education, at the Better Together CA Teachers Summit. September is National School Success Month and National University is dedicated to empowering and supporting current and future educators. With the new school year upon us, we were thrilled to be one of the co-hosts ...

  • July 1, 2016

    Dedication to Student Success - July 2016

    I am honored to be a part of National University, which is committed to lifelong learning and helping students achieve their education goals. The dedication of our students inspires me to continue to find innovative ways to ensure their academic success. Dr. Andrews with Padres great – Randy Jones. I’d like to congratulate Dr. Gangaram ...

  • June 1, 2016

    Creating Opportunities for Student Success – June 2016

    On June 11, I participated in my first Southern Commencement Ceremony at National University! It was such a special day to celebrate the accomplishments of our students with their loved ones at the University’s inaugural commencement ceremony held at San Diego’s Petco Park. What a privilege to congratulate each student as they crossed the stage. ...

  • May 1, 2016

    An Eventful Month for The National University Community - May 2016

    President Andrews congratulates NU graduates as they receive their diplomas at the commencement ceremony in the Sacramento Convention Center on May 1, 2016. May has been a very exciting month. I participated in my first commencement ceremony at National University and I have been able to meet with more of our NU community as I ...

  • April 1, 2016

    A Message from Dr. David Andrews - April 2016

    Dr. Michael R. Cunningham, Chancellor of the National University System with National University’s new president, Dr. David W. Andrews on April 5, 2016. Photo courtesy of Ken Jacques. Hello, National University! Thank you for the kind welcome that I have received thus far. I am honored to assume the leadership of National University during this ...

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