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Institute for Human Development

The Institute for Human Development opened in 1966 under the administration of President J. Lawrence Walkup. During this period of extensive growth in enrollment, buildings, and faculty, the university also expanded its interdisciplinary subjects. The Institute for Human Development introduced behavioral studies, Native American studies, rehabilitation studies, and special education. Using grants and private funding, the Institute increased awareness of underrepresented communities and historically disadvantaged peoples throughout Northern Arizona. Today, the Institute focuses on researching, developing, and implementing equal opportunities for peoples with disabilities.