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Board of Visitors at JMU extends Alger’s term as president


 

At its regularly scheduled board meeting today, the JMU Board of Visitors voted to extend President Jonathan Alger’s term as president for five years. 

“The board appreciates President Alger and the growth the university has experienced under his leadership,” said Lara Major, rector of the JMU Board of Visitors. “Jon’s commitment to student success and academic excellence has been instrumental in maintaining JMU’s high graduation and satisfaction rates, outstanding post-graduation employment levels and continued affordability. The board is pleased to renew President Alger’s contract and looks forward to a continued partnership to advance the mission of JMU.”

“I am honored and humbled to continue my service at JMU and lead a place with such extraordinary talent,” said President Jonathan Alger. “In the coming weeks I look forward to sharing more of our vision for the near and distant future of the university.”

Alger became the 6th president of JMU in 2012. His new contract will begin July 1, 2022 and run through June 30, 2027.

Additional biographical information is available here.

 

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Published: Friday, September 24, 2021

Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2021

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