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Office of the President

Ashish Vaidya

This is a transformative time in higher education and for our region and I am excited to help shape the future and continued growth of Northern Kentucky University.

For the last 50 years, NKU has focused on offering more than a college education—we offer our students, our faculty and our staff the opportunity to make a difference on the world around us.  

Today, NKU enrolls more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. As our university continues to grow, our faculty and staff remain committed to putting our students first. Here, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from.  Here, what matters most is what you can and want to do—and your willingness to work hard to bring it all to life. We work tirelessly to equip our students with the confidence, education, and knowledge that will empower them to leave their mark on their communities and their professions.

And the majority of our more than 60,000 alumni live and work within our region, leading with excellence and leaving a lasting impact in our schools, hospitals, boardrooms, and beyond.

Whether you are looking for your college home or are already a proud member of the Norse Nation, I thank you for visiting our website and connecting with Northern Kentucky University. This is an evolving, dynamic university and this can be your home, a place where you belong. I hope to see you on campus soon.  

—Dr. Ashish Vaidya