Christopher Newport University is a public liberal arts university located in Newport News, Virginia, United States. CNU is the youngest comprehensive university in the commonwealth of Virginia. The institution is named after Christopher Newport, who was a buccaneer and captain of the Susan Constant, the largest of three ships which carried settlers for the Virginia Company in 1607, on their way to found Jamestown in the Virginia Colony, which became the first permanent English settlement in North America. In 1960 the city of Newport News joined together with the Commonwealth of Virginia to create Christopher Newport College (CNC). The college was founded as an extension of the College of William & Mary. In 1964 the college was relocated to its current location, a 75-acre (300,000 m2). In 1992, the college became a university under the leadership of President Anthony R. Santoro. Christopher Newport University offers a variety of four-year Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Graduate programs in applied physics and computer science, environmental science and teaching are also available in five-year bachelors to master's, as well as traditional formats. Academic programs are offered through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioural Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Joseph W. Luter III School of Business.