Our community celebrated a new chapter in its history during the inauguration of Dr. Ajay Nair, as the 22nd President of Arcadia University. A week of Inauguration events highlighted the importance of inclusion and social justice, marking the theme “Reimagining Our Higher Education Community: From Inclusion to Justice.”
Inauguration Week Events
Monday, October 8
LGBTQ+ Awareness and Ally Workshop
Tuesday, October 9
Cuentos, a documentary about the oldest Puerto Rican neighborhood in Pennsylvania, is presented in the traditional form of Boricua storytelling.
Wednesday, October 10
Common Read Author Lecture Series
Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean
Friday, October 12
Arcadia University President Ajay Nair, California State University, Dominquez Hills President Thomas Parham, and Dr. Karen Stout, president of nonprofit Achieving the Dream and former president of Montgomery County Community College, discussed social justice from a presidential perspective.
Saturday, October 13
Family Weekend Carnival and Picnic Lunch
Installation Procession & Ceremony
Thursday, October 18
Rock the Knight with President Nair and JtheMC
Glenside Knight: Food Truck Festival
Mural Lighting Ceremony Bits and Pieces Too!
President Nair led students down Easton Rd to over 30 food trucks, restaurants, and shops open to welcome thousands of community members. Arcadia students lit up the night with their mural Bits and Pieces Too!
Dr. Ajay Nair Inaugurated as Arcadia’s 22nd President
“The truth shall set us free,” was the message from Dr. Ajay Nair on Oct. 13, as hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni, trustees, families, friends, and community members ushered in a new era at Arcadia University with his inauguration as 22nd president.
View the entire 2018 Inauguration Ceremony of President Nair
Reimagining Higher Education
In preparation for Inauguration Week, members of the Arcadia University community are reflecting on President Nair’s theme: “Reimagining Our Higher Education Community: From Inclusion to Justice.” Here, students, faculty, and staff share their experiences at Arcadia, thoughts on inclusion and diversity, and hopes for the future of higher education.