National University
President’s Circle

Celebrating academic excellence and the student’s potential for positive impact

National University President’s Circle

In June 2023, National University celebrated its inaugural group of President’s Circle students from among the graduating class. Graduating students will be named to this prestigious group yearly celebrating academic excellence and the student’s potential for positive impact.

The President’s Circle is an elite group of students from each of National University’s colleges:

  • Sanford College of Education
  • School of Arts, Letters, and Sciences
  • School of Health Professionals
  • JFK School of Psychology and Social Sciences
  • College of Law and Public Service
  • College of Business, Engineering and Technology

The students represent learning journeys and degree pathways from associate degrees through doctoral studies with each school and college represented.  Students may be nominated by faculty or staff. The final selection is made by the Dean of each school or college.

Students are selected based on Academic Excellence, Leadership Today and Tomorrow, Ability to Represent NU, Personal Character, Initiative and Potential for Impact, and other special circumstances.


“The President’s Circle is our way of celebrating exemplary students as National University continues our focused commitment to access, equity, and academic excellence.”


Since 1971, Veteran-founded nonprofit National University has been breaking barriers in education. Our 190+ career-relevant degree programs, credentials, certificates and convenient four- and eight-week courses are backed by Whole Human Education™, our holistic approach to student success. NU provides the academic, emotional, career, financial, and family support needed to break barriers students face so they can stay on track, finish faster, and achieve their personal and professional goals. The NU community includes 230,000+ alumni worldwide.


Workforce and professional development students




Undergraduate students who are active-duty military, Veterans, and dependents


Alumni in 50 states and 20 countries


Total learners served per year

Creating and nurturing a culture of giving and philanthropy that extends to our staff, faculty, students, graduates, and community partners. A culture of shared values and collective impact, where every community member and every contribution strengthens our educational mission and builds a legacy of compassion and innovation.

Many people think you must choose one or the other, but at NU, we choose both. We are succeeding at this equation because we are a university totally committed to access and equity and are also a stalwart champion of academic excellence.”

Dr. Mark Milliron,
National University President and CEO