Dr. Mildred Mihlon to Replace James W. Crawford, III as President of Felician University

RUTHERFORD, NJ – Felician University announced Wednesday afternoon that President James W. Crawford, III, is leaving the Office of President of Felician University, today, April 5. The Board of Trustees has appointed Dr. Mildred Mihlon, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, to the position of Acting President.

Since his appointment in June 2021, President Crawford has made numerous contributions to Felician including overseeing the completion of the Wellness and Recreation Center and Montross Avenue parking lot projects, and the creation of the STEM Center in Kirby Hall on the Lodi campus. His commitment to the university and educational innovation has distinguished his service.

Jim D’Agostino, the Board Chairman remarked, “I thank President Crawford for his dedication to our Community. I am grateful to Dr. Mihlon for stepping up at this critical time, and I look forward to working closely with her to ensure a smooth transition. We remain strongly focused on our top priorities advancing the mission of Felician University for our students and the communities we serve, and continued preparation for the coming academic year.”


About Felician University

Felician University inspires and engages more than 2,100 undergraduate, graduate, and adult education students through programs in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Business & Information Sciences, Nursing, and Education. Over the past five years, Felician University has ranked 3rd among private institutions in New Jersey for best value according to payscale.com and #1 Safest College Campus in New Jersey according to niche.com. The Master of Science in Nursing program is ranked one of the best online graduate nursing programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Felician University was designated as a Military Friendly School (Gold Status) for the ninth year recognizing its strong support for Veteran students. The university is recognized for its diversity as an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and MSI (Minority Serving Institution), having underrepresented students comprise more than half of the student population. With campuses in Rutherford and Lodi, New Jersey, the Franciscan values of social justice, compassion, and respect for human dignity serve as an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, please visit https://felician.edu.

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