National American University implements strategic changes

Staffing changes accompany shift to online services; Rapid City campus to remain open

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Some big changes are being implemented at National American University (NAU).

NAU’s Rapid City campus and national headquarters.

Effective Thursday, the Rapid City-based school suspended enrollment in 34 of 128 programs.

In a statement, NAU President Dr. Ronald Shape said the changes are part of a strategic shift to online academic programs and a streamlining of student services.

The changes have been accompanied by some layoffs and other personnel actions across NAU’s nationwide network of campuses.

Students who are currently enrolled in the 34 suspended programs will continue to be served until the programs are completed.

Shape also says that there is no plan to close the Rapid City campus, which has been the school’s headquarters for 77 years.

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