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Dr. Charles “Chuck” Lindsay serves as the 15th president of Elmira College.

Lindsay, who began his role on July 1, 2017, previously served as Elmira College's Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Provost, respectively.

President Charles Lindsay holds a 2027 flag as he leads a procession of new students following the fall welcome.

Lindsay came to Elmira College in 2012 from Bryn Athyn College in suburban Philadelphia where he served in multiple positions including 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 PhD at the University of Pennsylvania where he also did post-graduate work in Finance & Accounting at the Wharton School of Business. Lindsay's background also includes extensive experience with assessment and accreditation, including as a Middle States Commission on Higher Education evaluator.

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

Curriculum Vitae

Elmira College President Charles Lindsay speaks during an alumni event
Elmira College President Charles Lindsay is pictured with mascot Simeon the Soaring Eagle

A Vision for Elmira College

As president, Dr. Lindsay has affirmed his commitment to and support of:

  • The academic rigor and opportunities that a liberal arts education provides;
  • Building a College that honors its tradition and heritage while remaining relevant to the needs of today's students;
  • A campus environment that fosters resilience, self-reliance, leadership, and civic responsibility; and
  • Collegiality, diversity, inclusiveness, and the respectful exchange of ideas and viewpoints.

The tenets of this vision are embodied in the 2023-2028 Strategic Plan, approved and adopted by the Elmira College Board of Trustees in June 2023. The strategic objectives and goals included in the Plan provide a framework that will guide the College through the next phase of its remarkable history. Click the link below to view the current version of the Strategic Plan.

2023-2028 Strategic Plan



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