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Our community celebrated a new chapter in its history during the inauguration of Dr. Ajay Nair, as the 22nd President of Arcadia University. A week of Inauguration events highlighted the importance of inclusion and social justice, marking the theme "Reimagining Our Higher Education Community: From Inclusion to Justice."
LGBTQ+ Awareness and Ally Workshop
Cuentos, a documentary about the oldest Puerto Rican neighborhood in Pennsylvania, is presented in the traditional form of Boricua storytelling.
Common Read Author Lecture Series
Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean
Arcadia University President Ajay Nair, along with California State University, Dominquez Hills President Thomas Parham and Dr. Karen Stout, president of nonprofit Achieving the Dream and former president of Montgomery County Community College, discussed social justice from a presidential perspective.
Family Weekend Carnival and Picnic Lunch
Rock the Knight with President Nair and JtheMC
Glenside Knight: Food Truck Festival
Mural Lighting Ceremony Bits and Pieces Too!
President Nair led students down Easton Rd to over 30 food trucks, restaurants, and shops open to welcome thousands of community members. Arcadia students lit up the night with their mural Bits and Pieces Too!
In preparation for Inauguration Week, members of the Arcadia University community are reflecting on President Nair's theme: “Reimagining Our Higher Education Community: From Inclusion to Justice.” Here, students, faculty, and staff share their experiences at Arcadia, thoughts on inclusion and diversity, and hopes for the future of higher education.
For Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity Judy Dalton, inclusion “looks like all of us having a say.”
Caitlin Joyce '20 shares her first experiences as a member of Arcadia's community.
Elijah Wilson '19 explains why students must be change agents.
For Associate Professor Dr. Ana María García, inclusion is the process of asking, “Who is here, and who isn’t?”
Coordinator of Diversity Programs and Initiatives May Their Aye '12, '14M explains why she loves her career.
For President Ajay Nair, justice is the end goal. Arcadia must create opportunities for members of the community to not just survive, but thrive.
Alumni Engagement, Guest List, and Sponsorships
|Christa Lane Hooper '12M, MPH
Kerry Costello Leraris '92, '94MEd
|Facilities and Security||Tom Macchi||Joanna Gallagher
|PR and Communications||Dan DiPrinzio||Dan Brumbach
Jen Retter '16
|Student Engagement||Ed Kovacs||Michele Cain
|Inauguration: Week of Service||Judy Dalton
|Events||Lisa Stephens||Dr. Jey Auritt '71
Alyssa Blackmon '18
|President's Panel||Rebecca Kohn||Ana Maria Garcia