Arcadia University News

October 10, 2016

Charles Lentz ’03M Named Chair of the Board of Trustees

Arcadia University has announced that, due to personal reasons, Chris van de Velde has stepped down from his position as Chair of the Board of Trustees. Van de Velde, who has served on our Board since 2007 and as Board Chair since 2013, will remain as a member of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Charles...


April 1, 2016

Blooming Daffodils, Planted Last Fall, Brighten Campus

L to R: Alison O'Neil '16, Nicole Daly '18, Kyle Kammerle '18, President Nicolette DeVille Christensen, Jessica Braun '16, Dean of Students Andrew Goretsky, Corrina Gonzales '18, and Sarah Daley '18 For Corrina Gonzales ’19 , seeing daffodils bloom on Arcadia University’s campus has done more than...

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December 18, 2015

Arcadia University and Salus University Establish Strategic Alliance through Memorandum of Understanding

On Dec. 18, Salus University and Arcadia University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that creates a strategic alliance designed to enhance academic and administrative collaboration between the two universities. The agreement is effective immediately. Arcadia, in Glenside, and Salus, in...

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September 23, 2015

President DeVille Christensen to Serve on ACE Commission on Global Engagement

The American Council on Education (ACE) has appointed Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen , president of Arcadia University, to its Commission on Internationalization and Global Engagement. The appointment, which began on Aug. 1, 2015, runs through June 30, 2018. The Commission on...

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November 17, 2014

For Fifth Consecutive Year, Arcadia University Ranked First in U.S. in Study Abroad

For the fifth consecutive year, Arcadia University is ranked first in the U.S. in study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report. This marks the sixth time in the past seven years that Arcadia has been No. 1 in its respective category for study abroad...


October 16, 2014

President Christensen to Serve as Mentor for International Education Program

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) has selected Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen , president of Arcadia University, as one of four academic and administrative leaders to serve as a mentor for the Neal Presidential Fellows Program. Dr. Christensen will be matched with...


March 6, 2014

Dr. Skilton-Sylvester Named The Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education

Marking the beginning of a new chapter in Arcadia University’s history, Dr. Ellen Skilton-Sylvester , professor of education, was named The Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education . The University’s first donor designated chair results from a $1 million gift from Walter and Rosemary...

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March 12, 2013

Arcadia University Announces Change of Executive Leadership; Dr. Christensen Named Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Arcadia University's Board of Trustees announced that Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III will no longer serve as President, effective March 8, 2013. Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Arcadia, assuming full financial and administrative duties and all...


May 18, 2011

Arcadia to Sponsor International Conference on Private Higher Education

Arcadia University is sponsoring the first annual International Conference on Global Advancement of Private Universities and Colleges (GAPUC). The conference, to be held in Xi’an, China, from May 27-29, is co-sponsored by Xi’an International University and Peking University. Dr. Steve Michael ,...