President DeVille Christensen (seated second from left) with members of the IAUP Executive Committee.
Dr. Nicolette DeVille Christensen, president of Arcadia University, has been invited to serve on the Executive Committee of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), the lead partner in the United Nations Academic Impact.
Led by Toyoshi Satow, chancellor of J.F. Oberlin University in Japan, IAUP is an association of university chief executive officers from higher education institutions from around the world. Its purpose is to strengthen the international mission and quality of global higher education, to strengthen the international mission of institutions around the world, and to promote peace and international understanding through education.
Dr. DeVille Christensen was named president of Arcadia University in 2013. She joined Arcadia in 2008, becoming vice president and executive director of the Center for Education Abroad, and leading its transition to The College of Global Studies. Dr. DeVille Christensen has served on task forces, professional boards, and committees for organizations such as the Association of International Education Administrators and the United Nations Task Force on Education.
During Dr. DeVille Christensen’s tenures at Arcadia, The College of Global Studies received the Nikolai N. Khaladjan International Award for innovation and achievement in international education by the American Association of University Administrators, and was recognized by the Pennsylvania Council for International Education for championing global education within the state. Also, for the past six years, Arcadia University has been ranked number one for student participation in study abroad programs by Open Doors, published by the Institute of International Education.