Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Love Transcends Time: A Dean Shares Why He Loves NAU

Eric Yordy serves as the Associate Dean for The W.A. Franke College of Business. 

I have been at NAU for the past 12 years.  I started as a graduate student, became the Assistant Dean of Students, then Director of New Student Programs (Orientation), then Assistant Professor of Practice in Business Law in The W. A. Franke College of Business and now, Associate Dean of the college.  In all my different roles, I have loved the commitment of NAU to the students most of all.  The faculty care about the students as learners and as people.  The faculty and staff are always available to help students with their problems while teaching the students how to solve their own problems.  More than any other university I have attended or at which I have worked, the faculty and staff at NAU want to know the students and get to know the students.  As an administrator, I have watched faculty in discussions about curriculum and classes to offer and the focus is most certainly on what students need as opposed to what faculty want to teach.  We have a committed student body who works well with us to make NAU a better place every year.  I love that we have students who stay in touch and come back to visit once they have graduated. It is true that once one is a Lumberjack, one is always a Lumberjack.  

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