Lindsay Begins Term as Fifteenth President of Elmira College

July 01 2017
Category: Campus Life

Dr. Charles Lindsay

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Lindsay begins his term today as the fifteenth president of Elmira College. Previously serving as Dean of Academic Affairs and Provost at Elmira, Lindsay plans to draw on those experiences as he assumes the presidential role. 

“I look forward to this next chapter in the history of this great college,” said Lindsay. “I believe in providing students from all walks of life with the opportunity to reach their full potential through Elmira’s commitment to academic excellence and the liberal arts and sciences. A renewal of these core subjects with a stronger integration of academic and student life programs will give our students the skills they need and that employers want – the ability to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems.” 

Lindsay, who follows two interim presidents, also looks forward to building a long-term strategic plan and deepening connections with alumni and friends of the College as well as the broader community.

“We will continue to build an Elmira College that is deeply connected to the city of Elmira, the Southern Tier and the world,” said Lindsay. “Our students not only learn in the classrooms, studios, and laboratories; they also learn from those with different life and cultural experiences; they learn through athletics, performance, and other student life activities; and they learn through community service and internships.”

Prior to arriving at Elmira College in 2012, Lindsay served in multiple positions at Bryn Athyn College in suburban Philadelphia. Those roles included Assistant Professor of Economics and Mathematics, Dean of Students, Dean of Strategic Planning and Finance, and Dean of the College. He continues to serve as a trustee and chair of Bryn Athyn’s Board Finance Committee.

A graduate of Lafayette College (PA) and Lehigh University (PA), Lindsay earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania where he also did post-graduate work in Finance and Accounting at the Wharton School of Business.

On a personal side, Lindsay is a keyboardist who enjoys running and biking. He and his wife, Janna, have three grown daughters.