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The Inauguration of Jonathan R. Alger, March 15, 2013March '13 newsletter - This week's inauguration is about all of us.

President Alger delivers a personal message to President's Council members on the week of his inauguration. Mar. '13 newsletter »

President's Council members pose for a photograph at an event in McLean, VaDec. '12 newsletter - Thanks for a great first semester

President Alger thanks President's Council members for a great first semester and summarize some of the highlights from the year. Dec. '12 newsletter »

President Alger sits on a bench on the JMU QuadSept. '12 newsletter - Introducing President Alger

JMU's new president addresses President's Council members for the first time in the Sept. '12 newsletter »

Why Madison?Why Madison?

Why is Madison a special place? Why does Madison matter to you? Why does Madison matter to the the world? JMU President Jon Alger is embarking on a listening tour to hear your answers to these questions. Your input as a President's Council member is vitally important as themes from the listening tour will inform the university's next strategic planning process. Learn more »

View Dr. Rose's video to President's Council membersDr. Rose's final message to the President's Council

Dr. Rose takes you on a tour of his favorite places on campus, gives an insider scoop on exciting projects and names the top accomplishments of 2011-12. View video »

JMU Presidents with Governor McDonnellTwo Presidents: Together in Richmond for the Virginia legislative session

As a member of the President’s Council, you know JMU’s financial resources come from multiple sources. This is the time of year that the commonwealth’s legislative business is conducted in Richmond, which means JMU President Linwood H. Rose is meeting with Virginia’s elected officials, sharing Madison’s achievements and making his case for resources for the university. As part of his rounds this year, Rose also is introducing President-Elect Jonathan Alger to Virginia’s elected officials, cabinet members and administrators. As you learned last November, Alger will assume the JMU presidency and become the university’s sixth president on July 1. Continue reading »

Nick LangridgeFrom Dr. Rose: Nick Langridge selected as acting vice president for university advancement

As Dr. Joanne Carr retires at the end of February, I would like to thank her for her service to our institution as Senior Vice President for University Advancement. With president-elect Alger’s concurrence, I have asked my assistant, Nick Langridge, to serve as the acting vice president for university advancement effective March 1. Mr. Langridge will begin the transition to his new post immediately. After July 1, Mr. Alger will be in the best position to determine how he would like to proceed regarding the leadership of the division... Continue reading »

View video of announcementJonathan R. Alger selected as sixth president

The James Madison University Board of Visitors has unanimously selected Mr. Jonathan R. Alger to serve as the next president of James Madison University.

“We desired a leader who values our student-centered focus, emphasis on teaching and is committed to the full development of the individual. We needed someone with an appreciation for the historical strengths of the University and one willing to invest time to understand our distinct institutional culture." Read more »