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

2021 President's Report

The 2021 President's Report reflects on how the academic year brought with it challenges—some that we had anticipated and planned for and others that necessitated flexibility and innovation. The future state of Arcadia University will showcase our community’s innovation, continue to expand our global perspective both at home and around the world, and will embrace the JEDI and ABRI efforts that align with our lived values and mission. What will remain as true to our core as it ever did is our strategic and values-based approach to decision making, which will keep us on a path that places student success at the center of all we do.

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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Invite the President

“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

Contact the Office of the President

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