American Council on Education

Legal Watch: Campus diversity in the Age of Fisher II: Broadening the conversation

James Madison University (VA) President Jonathan R. Alger has described the inherent logic of applying the student admissions diversity rationale to higher education faculty and staff hiring... Read more

The Daily Press

College presidents discuss 'national service year'

...In a day-long program Monday, the university administrators talked about the initiative and how it would work — and how to get students interested. "So many students are interested (in service), but they don't know where to look," said Jonathan Alger, president of James Madison University, during a panel discussion... Read more

Penn State University News

Penn State to host engagement scholarship leaders at international conference

...Among the notable conference sessions include the President’s Panel on Sept. 29 when leaders from the three hosting universities — Eric J. Barron (Penn State), Jonathan Alger (James Madison), and Timothy Sands (Virginia Tech) — discuss the movement and its future. The following day, 2014-15 Penn State laureate and associate professor of theatre Susan Russell will adapt 15 students’ engaged scholarship experiences into a performance... Read More


Judge hears JMU's motion to dismiss lawsuit

Attorneys for James Madison University President Jonathan Alger and Vice President Mark Warner argued that the plaintiff failed to make a claim in the lawsuit... Read more

The News Virginian

JMU president addresses economic impact of universities

James Madison University President Jonathan Alger knows higher education’s importance in a community.The educator told a group of Virginia chambers of commerce leaders Thursday that research  shows higher education positively impacts employment, health outcomes, philanthropy and other areas...Read more

APA Journals


Fisher Unreeled, Or What's A Poor Dean Of Admissions To Do?

...[President Alger] address the question regarding whether the newest decision about the use of affirmative action in higher education admissions raised the bar with respect to the legal doctrine of strict scrutiny...Read more (May require subscription)

The Breeze


U. Va. Law Professor Explains Constitution in First of Vision Series

...lectured to about 150 students, faculty and community members in the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts concert hall on the importance of civic education and duty among our nation's youth...Read more

U.S. Department of Defense

Marines Honor Former Commander-in-Chief

...resting places to show respect for the critical position they've held. "We are here today to honor a great man," said Jonathan Alger, president of James Madison University. "Without Madison, who is to say where we would be today as a nation?" Alger went on to read Madison's biography, outlining...Read more


Community And Va. Governor Welcome New University President

…almost a year on the job, Jonathan Alger had his inauguration to welcome him to campus. The ceremony was filled with music and memories of what’s making JMU a big player when it comes to higher education. On Friday night, the university’s sixth president was looking to what’s next for JMU. …Read more

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Online

JMU is ‘Moment of Transition’

Alger Views College As A 'Unique Combination' Of Liberal Arts And Research Jonathan Alger, who will be inaugurated today as James Madison University's sixth president, started his week of festivities Monday helping cut down the net as the Dukes celebrat.. Read more

WHSV-TV – Online

Students React To New JMU President

HARRISONBURG -- James Madision University hosted Madisionfest Friday evening but it was wasn't President Madison everyone thought about,it was their new president, Jonathan Alger. "I'm excited for him," said junior Stacey Kropaczek. Some students are...Read more


College Faculty And Students Spend Tuesday Doing Community Service 

HARRISONBURG -- James Madison University faculty and students gave back to the community on Tuesday as part of the school's day of service. This comes during the...Read more

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Diversity Officers Say Foundation Must Be Laid Early

...where the state's AAMI program is headquartered. Although the majority of conference attendees were people of color, one keynote speaker was White. James Madison University President Jonathan Alger, a former civil rights attorney, discussed how the legal and public policies affecting higher education....Read more

Virginia Business - Online

New JMU President believes school can set a model for the nation

Soon after Jonathan R. Alger became only the sixth president of 104-year-old James Madison University in July, he began a “listening tour,” getting acquainted with the school's students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters....Read more

WHSV-TV – Online

New JMU President Discusses Goals for Upcoming School Year

HARRISONBURG, Va -- Presidents of several Valley schools, including James Madison University, Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite University, Blue Ridge Community College and the campus director of National College were in Harrisonburg on Tuesday. Th...Read more

The News-Leader – Online

JMU President Elect Make First Official Visit

HARRISONBURG -- Jonathan R. Alger, James Madison University's president-elect, visited faculty, staff and student leaders during a two-day visit last week, his first official visit...Read more

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Online

A College Lawyer Takes an Uncommon Path to a University Presidency

College presidents routinely confront tough questions dealing with the law. But the next president of Virginia's James Madison University, Jonathan R. Alger, won't have to look very far to gain access to seasoned legal thinking. In fact, all he'll have to do...Read more

Breeze – Online

Students, faculty have high hopes for president-elect Jon Alger 

...“The challenges are great, but the opportunities are greater,” he said. “I look forward to working with all of you at the dawn of this next century for James Madison University.”   Contact Elizabeth Dsurney at . Posted in News on Wednesday, November...Read more

The Daily Targum

U. Administrator to leave, serve as JMU president

The University's Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jonathan Alger will head south next year to serve as president of James Madison University. The JMU Board of Visitors unanimously selected Alger to follow JMU President Linwood Rose after his re...Read more

Richmond Times-Dispatch – Online

JMU Selects Rutgers Administrator As Next President

...began after Linwood Rose announced he would retire in June 2012. Alger will become the sixth president in the 103-year history of James Madison. “JMU has had a remarkable history of successful presidents who have guided the university through tremendous growth and change," Alger said. "This...Read more

Virginia Business – Online

James Madison University names new president 

...University official has been named the next president of James Madison University. Jonathan R. Alger was selected today in a unanimous vote by the JMU Board of Visitors. He is senior vice president and general counsel at Rutgers, the state university of New Jersey. Alger becomes the sixth...Read more

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