Madeleine Wing Adler

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Dr. Madeleine Wing Adler is a former, and first female president of West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She received a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Dr. Adler has served on numerous boards and committees for civic organizations, including Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, the Chester County Historical Society and the National Endowment for the Arts/American Canvas. In 1998, Chester County named her its citizen of the year and the Philadelphia Business Journal named her a Woman of Distinction in 2002.

On May 3, 2007, Adler announced her retirement after serving 15 years at the institution.[1]


  1. ^ "PRESIDENT ADLER ANNOUNCES DECISION TO RETIRE" (PDF). Retrieved 28 September 2010.