Nikki Christensen

President, President's Office

1 (215) 572-2909

About Me

Dr. Nicolette 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.