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For more information or to arrange an interview with President Connie Ledoux Book, contact:

  • Owen Covington, Assistant Vice President for News and Information – 336.278.7413,


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President Book in the News


“The Great Resignation is changing how higher education approaches employee flexibility”

  • President Book offers insights into steps colleges and universities can and need to take to retain quality employees. Jan. 27, 2022 – The Business Journals


“Career View Mirror with guest Dr. Connie Book, President of Elon University”

  • President Book talks leadership with Joyel Crawford ’97 for Crawford’s career-focused podcast. Nov. 12, 2021 – Career View Mirror

“Meet the Power Players leading the Triad forward”

  • President Book is recognized by the Triad Business Journal for her leadership in the region. Oct. 22, 2021 – Triad Business Journal

“Educational and economic impacts: Elon University generates $372M in annual economic impact”

  • President Book shares about the far-reaching impact of Elon University and its graduates on the local, regional and statewide economy. Oct. 1, 2021 – The Burlington Times-News, Triad Business Journal

“Elon president named to NCAA Division I Presidential forum”

  • President Book is recognized for her selection to represent the Colonial Athletic Association at the NCAA’s Presidential Forum. Sept. 16, 2021 – The Burlington Times-News

“Elon receives $10M gift to name School of Education in honor of alumna”

  • President Book shares the news about a transformational gift for the university. July 21, 2021 – Triad Business Journal

“Elon University receives $1.25M grant for tutoring outreach”

  • President Book celebrates a new grant that will increase the capacity to tutor students in the local school system. June 10, 2021 – Triad Business Journal, The Burlington Times-News

“Outstanding Women in Business 2021” 

  • President Book is honored as one of the region’s Outstanding Women in Business for 2021. June 7, 2021 – Triad Business Journal

“‘Justice served’: 12 college leaders share powerful words after Chauvin verdict”

  • President’s Book’s comments in the wake of the Derek Chauvin verdict are featured along with other higher education leaders. April 21, 2021 – University Business 


President Book calls for removal of Confederate monument in Graham
June 29,2020

President Book featured on podcast about COVID-19 and higher education
Rockefeller Client Insights, June 5,2020


President Book offers insights about higher ed leadership diversity in News & Observer article
News & Observer, Nov. 26, 2019

President Book among Elon leaders recognized as ‘power players’ in the region
The Triad Business Journal, Nov. 1, 2019


Column on free speech written for The Conversation
July 23, 2018

Women of the Triad: Connie Ledoux Book
WFMY News 2, March 23, 2018

Elon welcomes first female president, Connie Book
The Daily Tar Heel, March 5, 2018

The Syllabus: A presidential transition at Elon
Greensboro News & Record, March 2, 2018

Book arrives as Elon University’s ninth president
The Times-News, March 2, 2018

Connie Book starts first day as Elon’s president
Elon News Network, March 1, 2018

Elon University’s first female president takes the reins
Raleigh News & Observer, March 1, 2018

‘Disruption in higher education’ – A chat with Elon University’s first woman president
Triad Business Journal, Feb. 27, 2018

Returning to her Roots: How Connie Book intends to grow as a president this spring
Elon News Network, Feb. 27, 2018


Connie Ledoux Book elected ninth president of Elon University
E-Net News, Oct. 9, 2017

Connie Ledoux Book named Elon’s ninth president
Elon News Network, Oct. 9, 2017

Elon University names first woman president
Triad Business Journal, Oct. 9, 2017

Citadel Provost Connie Book named Elon University’s next president
The Post and Courier, Oct. 10, 2017

Elon names first female president
The Times-News, Oct. 9, 2017

Elon University has a new president
The Herald-Sun, Oct. 9, 2017

Elon University Welcomes Historic 9th President
WFDD Radio, Oct. 10, 2017