Felician University Announces Sixth President

James W. Crawford III has been officially named Felician University’s sixth president.

James W. Crawford III

Crawford, a retired Admiral, has served as interim president since September 2020. The chair of the board of trustees, Chris Swenson, said that Crawford was an “inspiration, a servant leader and someone who truly lives our Felician core values.”

“Steering the university,” said Swenson, “During one of the most challenging periods in its history enables him to take us to new heights.”

Crawford’s naval career spanned three decades and six American presidents. He matriculated from Belmont Abbey College, University of Miami, and Naval War College. Crawford received his J.D. from the University of North Carolina.

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