Arcadia University News


March 21, 2018

Dr. Ajay Nair Named 22nd President of Arcadia University

GLENSIDE, Pa. (December 7, 2017)– After a national search, Arcadia University is proud to announce that Ajay Nair, Ph.D., has been named the institution’s 22nd president. A nationally recognized expert in student affairs issues and an accomplished social justice, race, and ethnicity scholar, Dr...

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October 4, 2017

Presidential Finalists Visit Campus

Over the course of this year, the Presidential Search Committee, along with our firm Diversified Search, received a large number of nominations and applications for the next President of Arcadia University. The Committee selected two finalists, both of whom possess the skills, experience, and...

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September 18, 2017

September Presidential Search Update

Dear Arcadia Campus Community, As we move forward with our Presidential Search Process, we would like to update the University community on our timeline on bringing candidates to campus. While exact dates have not been finalized, we hope to bring candidates to campus in early October. We are very...

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August 4, 2017

August Presidential Search Update

Dear Arcadia University friends, As my first formal act as chair of the Board of Trustees, it was a privilege to help welcome Interim President Hank Brown and his wife, Nan, to our campus community. The outpouring of support and attendees at our welcome reception for the Browns speaks of the...

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July 1, 2017

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

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...

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June 6, 2017

Presidential Search Committee Update

Dear Arcadia Community: I am pleased to update the community regarding the Presidential Search process. Board Chair Chuck Lentz and I attended the final Faculty Senate meeting of the 2016-17 academic year on May 9 to report on the search’s progress. There, we outlined the Search Committee’s plan to...

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May 31, 2017

Arcadia University Appoints Hank Brown as Interim President

The Board of Trustees at Arcadia University has appointed George Hanks “Hank” Brown , former president of the University of Colorado and U.S. Senator, as interim president. The appointment is effective July 1. Brown will lead Arcadia while the University continues its national search for its next...

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April 17, 2017

Update from the April 12 ​Presidential Search Committee Meeting

As Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, I am pleased to provide the community with an update from the April 12 committee meeting. After an intense and diligent process, the search committee has reviewed the nominations that have been submitted. We thank all University community members who...

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March 2, 2017

Arcadia Presidential Search: Overview of Stakeholder Meetings

The Presidential Search Committee met on Feb. 24 and would like to update the Arcadia community on the search process. First, we would like to thank all who attended the day and evening stakeholder meetings on campus in January and February. Diversified Search met with more than 200 people during...

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February 1, 2017

Presidential Search Forums and Website

We would like to thank University community members who have attended the Public Forums with Diversified Search; your feedback and comments during the forums will help guide the Presidential job description that Diversified Search is crafting. The Forums are interactive opportunities for University...

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January 26, 2017

Presidential Search Update

Dear Arcadia University Community: The Board of Trustees would like to update the campus community on the presidential search process. It is our intention to regularly inform the community and offer opportunities to engage in the search process. Presidential Search Firm Retained The University has...

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January 19, 2017

Presidential Search Update

Dear Arcadia Community: As the Board of Trustees moves forward in the search for the next President of Arcadia University, we would like to update you on our plan. Currently, the Board is forming a Presidential Search Committee comprised of representatives from critical campus stakeholder groups:...

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January 9, 2017

Important Announcement from Arcadia University

The Board of Trustees at Arcadia University and President Nicolette DeVille Christensen announce that Dr. DeVille Christensen will end her tenure as president at the conclusion of her contract on June 30, 2017. “It has been an honor to serve Arcadia University as president for the past four years...

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