Chatham University Joins NACU
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Penn. recently became the newest campus of the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) consortium. NACU is a trusted network that brings together progressive thinkers and innovative agents of change across higher education to share ideas and create unique opportunities for its campuses.
“We are excited to welcome Chatham University to our consortium,” said Sean Creighton, NACU president. “Colleges and universities are facing significant challenges, but it is in our collective strength that we can persevere to continue providing a quality education for our students. Chatham is respected for its innovation, and its leadership and faculty will be valued members of the conversations in NACU.”
Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a highly ranked and respected institution with enrollment of more than 2,200 students. Like all NACU campuses it offers both undergraduate and graduate programs with a commitment to a liberal arts core bolstered by professional skills development, hands-on experiential education, and awareness of civic engagement. Chatham’s areas of excellence include sustainability and health, business and communications, and the arts and sciences.
“We are honored to have been invited to join NACU,” said Chatham University President David Finegold. “With the multiple challenges facing higher education institutions now being magnified by the COVID pandemic, it is more important than ever for colleges and universities to share information and innovative practices. NACU offers an excellent peer group for Chatham with a long history of successful cooperation.”
NACU campuses are comprehensive colleges and universities that integrate liberal arts, professional programs, and civic engagement to prepare graduates for both careers and service as citizens in a global society. NACU embraces the legacy of Ernest Boyer who called for higher education and scholarship to be a service to society and who lauded institutions that recognized the importance of teaching. NACU campuses connect their students with their communities to ensure that students can apply classroom knowledge beyond the campus and understand their roles as responsible citizens.