Dr. Carrier's book released posthumously

'Building James Madison University' now available


SUMMARY: Reserve your copy of Carrier's book 'Building James Madison University: Innovation and the Pursuit of Excellence.'

"His leadership put the university on a powerful trajectory of growth and change, even as it has stayed focused on a student-centered culture," says JMU President Jonathan R. Alger about Ronald E. Carrier, president of the university from 1971 to 2008. Limited edition hardback copies of Carrier's book Building James Madison University: Innovation and the Pursuit of Excellence are now available.

'I grew up in rural east Tennessee, the youngest son of a mother with an eighth grade education and a father whose formal education ended with the third grade. My parents put little emphasis on education. Beyond the Bible, I doubt our home had more than a handful of books, if that. Education however, would be my ticket out of Bluff City, my hometown, as it was for two of my nine siblings. Education opened the world to me and became my career.'

—Ronald E. Carrier, prologue, 'Building James Madison University'

Published: Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Last Updated: Monday, April 16, 2018

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