James Madison: Fourth U.S. President
James Madison

James Madison, soft-spoken and unimposing in appearance, employed his considerable learned intellect and civility to convince a fledgling nation to accept the Constitution... Read more

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James Madison University will observe the March 15 inauguration of its current president, Jonathan R. Alger, with a full week of events to celebrate an occasion that is both rare and symbolic in the life of the Harrisonburg school. Join in the celebration of the inauguration of JMU's sixth president Jonathan R. Alger, March 11-16.


Why Madison? Presidential Listening Tour
In his acceptance speech, Jonathan Alger announced that he would conduct a presidential listening tour during the firsts months after taking office. Visit the Why Madison? Presidential Listening Tour website to learn more and submit your answer to the question, "Why Madison?"


President Alger's "Engaged University" Acceptance Speech
The James Madison University Board of Visitors unanimously selected Mr. Jonathan R. Alger to serve as the next president of James Madison University. "We desire a leader who values our student-centered focus, emphasis on teaching and is committed to...


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