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President Ajay Nair

Oct 17, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Chronicle of Higher Education Highlights Dr. Nair’s Dedication to Diversity

President Ajay Nair was featured in the Oct. 6 Chronicle of Higher Education for his dedication to diversifying higher education. Following his op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chronicle spotlighted the University’s recent increase in racial and gender diversity in its administration...

David Hogg speaks to first-year students during an afternoon discussion session.

Oct 16, 2019 Caitlin Burns

At Common Read Event, David Hogg Urges Civic Engagement, Activism

At this year’s Common Read on Oct. 14, 19-year-old David Hogg, March for Our Lives co-founder, gun control advocate, and survivor of last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., urged students to be civically engaged this election season and vote for...

President Ajay Nair

Sep 27, 2019 Caitlin Burns

President Nair Op-Ed in Philadelphia Inquirer Focuses on Higher Education Leadership Diversity

President Ajay Nair published an op-ed, “Higher education must close its leadership diversity gap,” in the Sept. 10 The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he discussed the discrepancy between higher education leadership and its diverse student body. Dr. Nair wrote: “Why is it important for a...

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Jul 15, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Establishes Office of Social Impact and Innovation

Following the release of the Social Innovation Task Force's final proposal, a need to amplify and develop social impact initiatives at the University has emerged in the Arcadia community.  Beginning this academic year, the Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2) will be established...

Jun 5, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Joseph Sun Named Director of Strategic Initiatives

After a national search, Joseph Sun—an educational administration professional, teacher, counselor, and consultant with more than 35 years of higher education experience—joined Arcadia as director of Strategic Initiatives on June 3. Sun will serve as an adviser to President Ajay Nair and...

Two students in caps and gowns with the Knight in front of Grey Towers Castle

May 21, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Perseverance and Dedication at 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

On May 16 and 17, the 892 members of the Class of 2019 crossed the stage on Haber Green and began their journeys as alumni of Arcadia University at the 163rd annual Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies. In total, 118 doctorate, 325 master’s, and 449 bachelor’s degrees were awarded to...

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Apr 5, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates a Year of Progress

The UKnighted celebration opened with a dynamic video highlighting the work faculty, staff, students, and alumni accomplished throughout this past year under the leadership of President Ajay Nair. “As I’ve said, it is not my desire to merely have aspirational values,” said Dr. Nair...

Rebecca Kohn & Andrew Goretsky present Claire Murtha with an award

Apr 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Academic Achievement at Honors Convocation

Arcadia University celebrated academic achievement and scholastic excellence at the 2019 Honors Convocation on March 30. More than 1,000 students earned distinguished honors and honors in the spring and fall 2018, and 59 student and faculty awards were presented. President Ajay Nair addressed...

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Mar 29, 2019 Caitlin Burns

NASPA Names Allyship Award for President Nair

NASPA, the student affairs administrators in higher education organization, has named its Outstanding Allyship Award after Arcadia University president Dr. Ajay Nair. The award honors an individual who has demonstrated a significant commitment to building bridges, coalition, and allyship for the...

Arcadia faculty and staff at UKnighted event.

Mar 12, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Arcadia Continues to UKnight

The Arcadia UKnighted campuswide kickoff meeting on Sept. 20 welcomed 150 members of the Arcadia community to discuss strategic goals and challenges with President Ajay Nair and the Shared Governance and Transparency, Aspirational, and Budget Task Force committees. Throughout the fall semester, the...

Dr. Ben-Porath presents to members of the Arcadia community

Feb 28, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Open Expression Task Force Welcomes Dr. Ben-Porath, Discusses Drafted Principles

“We have an opportunity to see each other and recognize our differences,” Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath, professor of Education, Political Science, and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Free Speech on Campus, said to members of the Arcadia community on Feb. 22. “We have to create...

President Ajay Nair speaks to faculty and staff during his presentation

Jan 18, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Draft Vision Statement, High-impact Projects Presented at Jan. 15 Campuswide Faculty Senate Meeting

At a Jan. 15 campuswide Faculty Senate meeting, more than 100 Arcadia community members heard from President Ajay Nair and UKnighted committee leaders on several highly important initiatives, including the University vision statement, the development of Arcadia’s next strategic plan, and potential...