Office of the President

Office of the President

The 22nd President of Arcadia University

Ajay Nair, Ph.D.

After a national search, Arcadia University proudly welcomed Ajay Nair, Ph.D., as the institution’s 22nd president on April 2, 2018. President Nair is a nationally recognized expert in student affairs issues and an accomplished social justice, race, and ethnicity scholar.


Read President Nair's Bio


At Arcadia University, we lead with generosity, giving our time and attention to one another and to our global communities; we lead courageously, encouraging innovation and authenticity; and we lead with humility, engaging in self-reflection and self-critique. We are a reflection of the world that we want to live in.

As a leader in international education, Arcadia University has achieved positive transformation in Glenside, Philadelphia, and around the world. We are uniquely positioned to make a difference not just in the lives of our students, but in the global communities in which we serve.

It’s a blessing to lead an institution that transforms the delivery of liberal arts education to produce work-ready and life-ready students.

Dr. Ajay Nair
President, Arcadia University

Planning for Fall Return to Campus: All-Modes Ready Flexibility

Challenging situations require us to adapt quickly, and I am so proud that we continue to approach the needs of our community in a smart, calm, and effective way. As we plan to return to campus this fall, Arcadia is preparing an All-Modes Ready approach to allow students and faculty the maximum flexibility to combine in-person, blended, and fully online learning, while providing an opportunity to live in residence halls, commute from home, or attend fully online.

Presidential Initiatives


Arcadia 2025: Our Adaptive Strategy

Approved by the Board of Trustees on February 20, 2020, the adaptive nature of this strategy is intended to help us experiment and take initiative, ask questions and create synergies, and move Arcadia ahead through often unknown and unknowable environments.


Presidential Communications

Read strategies and selected speeches from President Nair to the University community.


Anti-Black Racism Initiatives

Action steps and accountability measures to support, protect, and improve the Arcadia experience for our Black community members.

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2019 Presidential Report

This report highlights the initiatives that opened lines of communication, the values that steered our work, and the priorities we established together. Through these self-renewal efforts, we’ve prepared to embark on a strategic planning process that emphasizes boundless and exemplary academics, supports local and global engagement, strengthens collaborative leadership, and places students at the center of all that we do. We echo the optimistic spirit that carried our community from hope to action.
2019 President's Report

“The truth shall set us free,” was the message from Dr. Ajay Nair on Oct. 13, as hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni, trustees, families, friends, and community members ushered in a new era with his inauguration as 22nd president.

Presidential Inauguration Week

As an inclusive community, the Office of Institutional Diversity invites you to join us in signing this letter of solidarity against hate and intolerance.

Letter of Solidarity Against Hate and Intolerance
Office of the President Staff

April Wanser
Assistant to the President

Joseph Sun
Director of Strategic Initiatives

Alison LaLond Wyant
Founding Director, Office of Social Impact and Innovation

Contact the Office of the President

Grey Towers Castle, 2nd Floor
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038