Cheng Named New President At Northern Arizona University

Rita Cheng

Rita Cheng

The Arizona Board of Regents has approved Rita Cheng to become the next president of Northern Arizona University.

Her contract was approved Wednesday by the board. The current SIU-Carbondale Chancellor was named the sole finalist for the position earlier this month.

She will earn an annual salary of $390,000 plus annual performance incentives along with a housing and car allowance.

Cheng will start her new position August 15.