Ajay Nair is the President of Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He is also a nationally recognized expert in student affairs issues and an accomplished social justice, race, and ethnicity scholar. At Arcadia, Ajay has instituted Arcadia UKnighted, a presidential initiative and interactive forum for members of the University community to engage in dialogue and collaboration. He has served on a wide range of university and civic boards and organizations, including as director of the Division for Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice for NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education). At the 2018 NASPA Conference, Ajay received the Dr. Doris Michiko Ching Shattering the Glass Ceiling award for his impact on the Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American community through his leadership, service, and scholarship. Previously, he held executive leadership positions at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, and the University of Virginia. Ajay serves on the editorial board of INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity publication in higher education. His research interests include quality assurance in educational systems, service learning and civic engagement, and second-generation Asian American identity. B.S., Ph.D.