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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...

Students learn about voter support in training session

Oct 10, 2019 Caitlin Burns

SI² Encourages Students to Have Voices Heard This Election Season

Arcadia students can register to vote on campus throughout the year. The Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2) is providing supportive services in Blankley Hall to help community members through the process of registering to vote with or without a party affiliation. SI2 hosted Jihad...

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Oct 4, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Five Appointed to President's Cabinet

This year, the University appointed five individuals to leadership positions at Arcadia, solidifying the chief academic, development and alumni engagement, information technology, and finance roles, as well as a new position for strategic initiatives. Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck, provost and senior vice...

Maya Litwin at Arcadia

Oct 4, 2019 Jennifer Retter

JEDI Commission Hosts Cartoon Network’s Maya Litwin

By Caroline Jordan '20 Cartoon Network’s Manager of Consumer Marketing Insights and Strategy Maya Litwin spoke to the Arcadia community about the state of minority representation in children’s television on Oct. 3.  Litwin discussed the impact television can have on developing minds and...

Dr. Kevin Kumashio speaks to a group in the castle.

Oct 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

JEDI Hosts Dr. Kumashiro for Discussions on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, an internationally recognized expert on educational equity and social justice, noted in his discussion with members of the Arcadia community on Sept. 26 and 27 that no higher education institution has yet become an inclusive and equitable organization to meet the needs of all...

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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Sep 15, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Commission on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Established

In September, the President’s Commission on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) was established to conduct a comprehensive review of Arcadia’s policies, practices, and campus climate to ensure each align with the University’s Vision and Lived Values. While the Arcadia community had...

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Aug 22, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Academic Affairs Retreat Explores What It Means to Be an Arcadia Knight

Faculty and staff worked together at the Academic Affairs Retreat on Aug. 21 to develop goals and aspirations for the new academic year. This was also the first event where faculty and staff had the opportunity to meet new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck,...

Rashmi Radhakrishnan

Jul 16, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Radhakrishnan Appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Following a national search, Rashmi Radhakrishnan has been named vice president and chief information officer at Arcadia University. She begins her tenure on Aug. 15.  At Arcadia, Radhakrishnan will serve as a member of the President's Cabinet, lead and manage information technology (IT)...

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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...