president Jonathan Alger President Mr. Jonathan R. Alger is the sixth president of James Madison University, taking office on July 1, 2012. He previously served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and has also held prior positions at the University of Michigan, American Association of University Professors, U.S. Department of Education, and a major international law firm. Mr. Alger is a nationally recognized scholar and speaker on higher education policy and law and has given hundreds of presentations across the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of topics such as access and opportunity, diversity, student and faculty recruitment and retention, management of financial challenges, student organizations, shared governance, leadership, and academic freedom. He has taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Mr. Alger previously served as the President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and was honored as a Life Member of that organization in 2013. He currently sits on the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Instituteâ€™s Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health. He has also served on the American Bar Associationâ€™s Accreditation Committee and on national advisory boards for the Association of American Universities, College Board Access and Diversity Collaborative, American Association for the Advancement of Science Diversity Project, and the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law. Mr. Alger was born and raised outside Rochester, New York. He received his B.A. with a political science major, history minor, and public policy concentration with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College and his J.D. with Honors from Harvard Law School. His wife Mary Ann has a business background with a B.S. from Auburn University and an M.B.A. from the University of Miami. She is an active university and community volunteer. Their daughter Eleanor is a freshman at Harrisonburg High School. The family enjoys college sports, music, theatre, travel, history, tennis, and hiking.
Vice Presidents Dr. A. Jerry Benson Provost and Senior Vice President Academic Affairs
Charles W. King, Jr. Senior Vice President Administration and Finance
Dr. Mark Warner Senior Vice President Student Affairs and University Planning
Donna Harper Vice President Access and Enrollment Management
Nick Langridge Vice President University Advancement
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