Office of the President
Message from President Taban

Dear North American University Family,

It was an honor when I was selected as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at North American University (NAU) in 2017. Since then I feel privileged almost every day and I found myself really lucky to work with all of you. On September 2022, the Board of Trustees appointed me as the 4th President of North American University. I will continue to serve to the best of my ability in order to fulfill what’s expected.

During the last couple of years, NAU has been and still is in a very important transition. We are constantly growing and breaking our own records in many aspects, including enrollment, community outreach, grants applied, and athletics; big kudos to all NAU Family members that work tirelessly to make things happen within a short period of time, especially in the midst of the pandemic. As I’ve said in almost all-employee meetings, NAU is one of the finest higher education institutions in the region. Moving forward, NAU, a private and non-profit institution, will only prosper further to educate students and contribute to the community.

Best Regards,

Dr. Faruk Taban

“NAU is one of the finest higher education institutions in the region”


– Dr. Faruk Taban

Dr. Faruk Taban, NAU Interim President
Short Biography

Dr. Faruk Taban received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University; and his second M.Sc. in Materials Engineering from the University of Southern California, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). After doing post-doctoral research and some teaching at UNR, he worked at Western Nevada College as an Assistant Professor and at the University of Denver as a Senior Lecturer. He also taught some courses at the Catholic University of America and George Mason University as an Adjunct Professor. Since 2017, Dr. Taban has been working at the North American University as Provost and VP for Academic Affairs.