Office of the President

Presidential Communications and Publications

Select Presidential Messages

Our strategic and values-based approach to decision making yielded many accomplishments this past year and kept us on a path that places student success at the center of all we do.

Jan. 5, 2021 - Happy New Year and Welcome Back

Our decisions this year have been grounded in the health and safety of the Arcadia community, and that philosophy and our values will continue to drive University decisions moving forward.

Oct. 21, 2020 - Spring Semester Update

April 2, 2021 - Our University's Strength
Jan. 5, 2021 - Happy New Year and Welcome Back
Oct. 5, 2020 - Phased Approach to Opening Campus Spaces
Aug. 10, 2020 - Important Presidential Message: Stewarding Our Resources Wisely
July 30, 2020 - Important Presidential Announcement on Lorna Stern
June 29, 2020 - Planning for Fall 2020
June 18, 2020 - Follow-up to June 11 Message: Action Steps
June 11, 2020 - Radical Change at Arcadia
June 1, 2020 - Radical Change is Necessary
May, 13, 2020 - Building A University for the Future
September 2019 - Presidential Commission on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Established
July 2019 - Establishes Office of Social Impact and Innovation
March 2019 - Message on a University-wide Framework for Justice
October 2018 - Arcadia United Against Hate and Intolerance
April 2018 - Achieving Our Full Potential


President's Reports

The 2020 President’s Report details the complexities and challenges we faced over the past year, as well as the accomplishments and progress we made in FY20. The report also outlines how justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, coupled with our Adaptive Strategy ARCADIA2025, will chart our path forward as we create a university for the future.

2020 President's Report: #ArcadiaStrong

Moving the Arcadia community from hope to action, as we establish the building blocks for a strategic plan that realizes Arcadia’s bold vision.

2019: Annual Review of Presidential and Community Engagement

Selected Speeches

Arcadia celebrated the 162nd Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 18. Dr. Nair encouraged the Class of 2018 to lead in their future endeavors.

Undergraduate Commencement 2018

Students and faculty were honored at Honors Convocation on April 14. Dr. Nair celebrated student achievement, encouraging them to take these lessons into their future endeavors.

Honors Convocation

At the installation ceremony on Oct. 13, 2018, Dr. Nair delivered his inaugural address to the Arcadia community, highlighting challenges facing liberal arts education, how to meet the educational needs of al students, and redefining what higher education means.

Presidential Inauguration Address