Welcome from the Vice President of Student Affairs

It is my pleasure as the Vice-President of Student Affairs to welcome all students to the California National University for Advanced Studies to experience our on-line education that combines e-learning with one-on-one instruction. Here students thrive on a flexible educational process that focuses on individual development as well as career advancement.

Based on high standards, CNU provides a full range of academic and professional degree programs. Students realize many benefits from our innovative method of instruction which combines technology and one-on-one interaction with members of our esteemed faculty. Although students never attend class, they have direct contact in each of their courses with a professor holding impressive credentials in their designated field of study.

To assure each student is provided thorough preparation in meeting their individual objectives, the California National University faculty engages in an on-going curriculum review, and if needed, revision. This continuous evaluation enables CNU to prepare students for success in the 21st century by offering comprehensive programs in the Colleges of Business Administration, Engineering and Quality Assurance.

Professional and economic pressures demand we keep on learning so we can be successful. Education can no longer be regarded as a luxury. It is a necessity.

Community organizer, Lawyer, Constitutional Law Professor, Author, President of the United States, Barack Obama wrote, “Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere…” Students enrolled in CNU are empowered to meet this difficult challenge and to maximize their potential through the relevant, dynamic educational programs found at our institution. Congratulations on making a wise investment in your future. You are adding valuable learning to your personal growth.

Stephanie M. Smith
Vice President of Student Affairs/Registrar