President's Blog

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …