Christensen named president at Arcadia
Nicolette DeVille Christensen has been named president of Arcadia University after serving as chief operating officer and director of the school's College of Global Studies, the board of trustees announced.
She is the 21st president in the university's 160 year-history.
Christensen was hired in 2008 to run Arcadia's Center for Education Abroad, one of the largest study abroad programs in the country, which added nine new international locations and was renamed the College of Global Studies under her leadership.
Over the last seven months, she has been the university's chief operating officer.
Christensen, who lives in Philadelphia, previously was executive director of Global Academic Management at New York University and spent 13 years teaching business management at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C., where she was department chair and director of Study Abroad.
She replaces Tobey Oxholm, who was let go by the board in March 2013 after just 18 months as Arcadia's president because he "wasn't a good fit," said spokeswoman Laura Baldwin.
- Kathy Boccella