Board Member

Jonathan R. Alger

President, James Madison University; Member, AAC&U Board of Directors

Jonathan R. Alger is President of James Madison University. In that leadership role, he represents JMU to the government of the Commonwealth of Virginia, presides at university events, serves as the principal voice of the institution, participates in fundraising, and stewards JMU’s many relationships. Mr. Alger has been recognized as a leader by his peers nationally, serving on the American Council on Education Board of Directors, the Campus Compact Board of Directors, the Association of Governing Boards' Council of Presidents, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Council of State Representatives, and the NCAA's Infractions Appeals Committee. He is a member of the Council on Competitiveness and the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a member of the Virginia Business Higher Education Council and the Virginia Complete Count Commission. He earned his B.A. with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College and his J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School.