JMU Campaign — Strategic Plan 2014-2020
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Why Madison?

When Jonathan R. Alger recently became president of James Madison University, he immediately went on a listening tour across the campus and literally around the world. His goal was to ask as many students, faculty, alumni, parents, community members and friends of the university for their views on what makes Madison unique and superior. Overwhelmingly, the number one response was that close relationships made with faculty, staff and other students at JMU were the most important component of their experience. Group after group exhorted President Alger to make certain that this distinctive element of the Madison experience be preserved and cultivated. And so it will be.