GLENSIDE, Pa., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arcadia University Board of Trustees today announced the appointment of Dr. James P. Gallagher as Interim President.
President Jerry Greiner had announced that he intended to retire this spring. "The University thanks Dr. Greiner for his many accomplishments and wishes him the best with his future endeavors," said Margaret Wright Steele, Chair of the Arcadia University Board of Trustees.
The Board has appointed Dr. Gallagher as Interim President to guide the community through the period of transition to a new president. Dr. Gallagher served as President of Philadelphia University for 23 years, retiring in 2007. He also has served as the Pennsylvania Commissioner of Higher Education, chaired the Pennsylvania State Board of Education and was a member of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.
The search for Arcadia University's Next President is under way. Find information at www.arcadia.edu/nextpresident.
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University (www.arcadia.edu) is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. The 2010 Open Doors report ranks Arcadia University No. 1 in the nation among master's universities in the percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in the nation, and a "Top Up-and-Coming" school. The Physical Therapy program is ranked seventh in the nation.
SOURCE Arcadia University