President's Report

University Milestones: 2012-13

June 2012

Elon’s sales program in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business is named a “Top University Sales Program” for the second year by the Sales Education Foundation. Read more.


Elon Admissions establishes a full-time West Coast presence with the hiring of Brittany Werts, regional assistant director of admissions, who works with students, families, schools and guidance counselors in California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii.  Read more.


The Global Neighborhood construction begins following demolition of Harper Center. Read more.


July 2012

Raghu Tadepalli

Raghu Tadepalli begins service as dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business. Read more.


Don Scott

Elon parents Don and Ellen Scott make a lead gift of $750,000 to expand the Department of Performing Arts with new theatrical and recital space. Read more.


The 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges names Elon among the nation’s 21 “Best Buy” private universities. The best buy schools are recognized for the quality of their academic offerings in relation to the cost of attendance. Read more.


August 2012

The Station at Mill Point, a residential neighborhood featuring 24 townhouse-style apartment buildings for juniors and seniors, opens. Read more.

Princeton Review names Elon #1 in study abroad and a “best-run college” in the 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges. Read more.


The National Jurist ranks Elon University School of Law as one of the nation’s top 20 innovative law schools. Read more.


The Wilhelmina Boyd suite in Alamance Building, named for the founder of Elon’s African and African-American Studies program, is dedicated. Read more.


Elon’s inaugural Gap Semester Program starts with 15 students in the first-year class taking part in the university’s newest undergraduate offering. Read more.


Elon purchases Elon Homes and Schools for Children property on South Campus for expansion of academic programs and student life programs and relocation of the R.N. Ellington Center for Health and Wellness. Read more.


September 2012

Elon earns top rankings for teaching, affordable price, study abroad, internships, learning communities, undergraduate research and capstone experiences in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Read more.


Elon University’s Martha and Spencer Love School of Business signs a partnership for a dual-degree program with the Reims Management School in Reims, France. Read more.


October 2012

Maya Angelou, a world-renowned poet, author, playwright and educator, speaks at Elon's Fall Convocation. Read more.


Princeton Review

Princeton Review ranks Elon’s MBA the nation’s #2 “best administered” business school and ranks Elon among the top business schools in the Southeast in the 2013 edition of the Best 296 Business SchoolsRead more.


Elon dedicates the Gerald L. Francis Center, home to the university’s School of Health Sciences, which includes the doctor of physical therapy program and the physician assistant studies master’s program. Read more.


Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine ranks Elon #15 on its total cost list and #22 in best value in its annual ranking of the 200 top values in private higher education. Read more.


November 2012

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx delivers the Joseph M. Bryan Distinguished Leadership Lecture at Elon University School of Law. Read more.


Pulitzer Prize-winner Maureen Dowd, a New York Times columnist, visits Elon as part of the Baird Pulitzer Prize Lecture Series. Read more.


The Chronicle of Higher Educationincludes Elon as one of the “top producing” institutions of students who received Fulbright grants in 2012-13. Read more.


February 2013

Lakeside dining hall

Lakeside Dining Hall, featuring international and organic options, opens. The building is a major expansion of Moseley Center and includes the Winter Garden Food Court and Lakeside Conference Rooms. Read more.


The inaugural class of students in the physician assistant studies master’s program is enrolled in Elon’s School of Health Sciences. Read more.


The Numen Lumen Pavilion, a multi-faith center and final addition to the Academic Village, opens. The building is part of Elon’s efforts to promote interfaith dialogue and understanding. Read more.


The Peace Corps partners with Elon and the university becomes the sixth school in the nation to host the PeaceCorps Preps Program. Read more.


Longtime Elon supporters Zack Walker III ’60 and his wife, Dot, receive Elon Medallions during the Night of the Phoenix event. Read more.


Hunt Softball Park and BB&T Field, the home of the Elon Phoenix softball team, is dedicated. Read more.


March 2013

Four residence halls in The Oaks neighborhood are named in honor of emeriti faculty Jo Watts Williams, John G. Sullivan, Janie P. Brown and the late Janie E. Council. Read more.


Chaplain Emeritus Richard McBride is honored at the dedication of the McBride Gathering Space in the Numen Lumen Pavilion. Read more.


The Corporation for National & Community Service names Elon to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for service efforts to America’s communities. Read more.


Sklut Hillel Center, a facility to serve Jewish students studying at Elon, is dedicated. Read more.


The Downtown Center for Community Engagement, a facility located in downtown Burlington to serve as the home to programs sponsored by Elon’s School of Education and the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, is dedicated. Read more.


April 2013

Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

Former U.S. Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, founder and CEO of Pace Communications, receives the Elon University Medal for Entrepreneurial Leadership. Read more.


Standout Phoenix wide receiver Aaron Mellette ’13 is selected in the seventh round of the NFL draft by Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Read more.


Numen Lumen Pavilion, a groundbreaking interfaith center that completes Elon's Academic Village, is dedicated. A special Spring Convocation program led by CBS “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan and six panelists from diverse faith backgrounds follows the dedication. Read more.


May 2013

Elon announces it will join the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2014-15 academic year, providing stronger connections to Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions that are the home to thousands of Elon alumni and students. Read more.


NBC’s Brian Williams delivers Elon’s 123rd Commencement address and uses humor and poignant stories from his work to remind members of the Class of 2013 about the value of time in a world where their leadership is needed. Read more.


Elon Baseball wins its second Southern Conference Baseball Tournament title. Read more.