Nick Langridge, Vice President for University Advancement
JMU President Jonathan Alger has appointed two-time James Madison University graduate Nick Langridge (’00, ’07M) as vice president of the Division of University Advancement. He had been leading the division’s activities as acting vice president for the past year.
Langridge previously served as assistant to JMU’s former president, Linwood H. Rose, and a member of the senior leadership team. He also was director of the Duke Club and served in other development roles.
In announcing the appointment, Alger said, “Development is a critical and immediate priority for me as we seek to fulfill our ambitious mission and dreams for the future. Nick Langridge has played a pivotal leadership role for the university over the past year in building and energizing our organization and approach in University Advancement. Nick is well known and respected by donors, board members, alumni and people throughout the university community. He has worked very closely with me throughout the Listening Tour, creating momentum and fostering relationships to set the stage for our fundraising and advancement efforts. Nick’s broad experience, institutional knowledge, integrity, innovative spirit and deep commitment to JMU have made him an indispensable part of our senior leadership team.”
Langridge has already said he plans to move ahead boldly. “We are on the cusp of our institution’s second capital campaign,” he said. “Aspirations of hope and greatness abound in every program and college at JMU. We have compelling stories to tell, and we will rely on visionary leaders who will make gifts that allow us to realize those aspirations. Our student experience is unmatched and our rise in the Commonwealth of Virginia and across the country continues, but we will not sustain our trajectory by standing still.”
In discussing the university’s advancement efforts, Langridge said, “I am a firm believer that the relationship between student and university does not end at graduation. Networking, recruiting, mentoring, guest lecturing, volunteering and most of all contributing financially are ways we can reconnect and reinvest in the university we care so much about. At James Madison we have never had such full ranks of alumni and constituents claiming allegiance to JMU.
Madison allegiance is something Langridge knows well. “As an alum myself, it’s exciting to think of the heights our university can reach when we harness the power of 113,000 alumni actively engaging and pledging private support,” he said.
"As an alum myself, it's exciting to think of the heights our university can reach when we harness the power of 113,000 alumni actively engaging and pledging private support."
— Nick Langridge