Office of the President

Presidential Communications and Publications

Select Presidential Messages

Friday, July 16 marks 20 years as Arcadia University, which builds upon our 168-year-history of Beaver Female Seminary, Beaver College and Musical Institute, and Beaver College. Each iteration of this storied institution has made remarkable strides, advancing us to where we are today—venturing beyond what we ever thought was possible to serve humanity.

Celebrating 20 Years as Arcadia University

In his address to graduates of the Class of 2021, President Nair used lyrics from Lil Baby's "Bigger Picture" to highlight three things the Class taught him over the last year: relationships and connections are critical; to always be prepared for the unknown and unexpected; and that there’s always opportunities to make radical changes in inequitable systems and thinking.

2021 Presidential Commencement Address

Aug. 27, 2021 - Presidential Fall 2021 Message 
Aug. 17, 2021 - Presidential Update: COVID Vaccine Requirement
July 1, 2021 - A Culture of Dignity, Personal Responsibility, and Shared Safety
April 2, 2021 - Our University's Strength
Jan. 5, 2021 - Happy New Year and Welcome Back
Oct. 22, 2021 - Update on Spring 2021 Semester
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 2021 academic year brought with it challenges—some that we had anticipated and planned for and others that necessitated flexibility and innovation. 

2021 President's Report

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