The study aimed at investigating the development, roles and effects of Naresuan University towards the community, and analyzing the content and situations of the community surrounding the University in the past at the present and to the future. The study was considered as
a qualitative research . Data was derived from historical do*****entary analysis and drawn from the
indepth interviews of the University ‘ s administrators, faculty members , staffs and alumni.
The result revealed as follows ; 1 ) Naresuan University has been originally developed from a campus of the college of education in B.E. 2510 , and was responsible for producing the baccalaureate teachers as needed by elementary and secondary education. The University was promoted to be a campus of Srinakharinwirote University in B.E. 2517, and was still responsible for teacher producing and added some other professions as needed by labors markets and society .
Finally ,the University has been established as a single comprehensive university at the new site
Of Ban-Nong- Ao , Tha-po Sub-district, and is responsible for producing personnel of various professional fields . 2) Presently , Naresuan University is the principal university of the lower northern
region of Thailand , and is responsible for producing various professional fields of both undergraduate and graduate levels . The University also tokes responsibility for producing quality research , used for academic and society development as well as provides many forms of academic
services and maintains arts and culture for the society. 3) The establishment of Naresuan University
has been effected on social and economic situations of the community surroundings . The community has been changed from rural to urban society that is considered as an important economic site of Phitsanuloke The changes of the community have created the positive and negative factors affecting both the community and the university , and 4) In the future , Naresuan University will desire to be research oriented university ,created crucial and tangible research findings for country development , will be able to produce good and intellectual graduates, will used efficiently all kind of resources with the sense of environmental consideration . The administrators of the University must be goodness , honesty accountability and visionary thinking . All sectors of the community must take responsibility to and be allowed to participate in university administration.