Arcadia University Appoints Madsen ’85 as Chair of the Board of Trustees

By Caitlin Burns | July 1, 2017

Arcadia University is proud to announce that Alison (Aaron) Madsen, Esq. ’85 has been appointed Chair of its Board of Trustees.

A Board Member at Arcadia since 2009, Madsen has served on several Trustee committees, including as Chair of the Enrollment Management/Student Affairs Committee and as a member of the Governance and University Advancement Committees. She was one of the architects of the new “Arcadia 360” Committee, combining the Enrollment Management and University Advancement committees into a unit that will focus on the Arcadia experience for students from their recruitment and enrollment through their lives as alumni. Madsen also serves as Vice Chair of Arcadia’s Presidential Search Committee, which is conducting a national search for the University’s next non-interim president.

An attorney, Madsen is currently a solo practitioner in New Jersey specializing in real estate law. She also was a government prosecutor for 15 years at the state, county, and municipal levels. From 1999 to 2001, Madsen was Director of Judicial Affairs at Rider University, overseeing the enforcement of the University’s Code of Conduct. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Arcadia, a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, and an Education Specialist Degree in Higher Education Administration from Seton Hall University.

Madsen succeeds Dr. Charles Lentz ’03M, who had stepped in last October to serve as Board Chair for the remainder of the 2016-17 academic year.