A Message from President Nair

April 5, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:45

Dear Arcadia Community,

In my first week as President, I have seen the passion that members of the Arcadia community have for each other and for this University. I am especially proud of how various groups have come together to address concerns dear to many of our hearts, and I am grateful for the support you have expressed to me as I navigate my first major leadership challenge.... Read More


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The Lenox West family along with others on the Jean Lenox West Field on April 8.

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President DeVille Christensen (seated second from left) with members of the IAUP Executive Committee.

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