“Dr. Peterson has been an eloquent advocate for and a fearless champion of the ideals that have, for centuries, been central to the enterprise of university education.”
Professor Jordan Peterson left his tenured position at the University of Toronto in January, citing the school’s destructive diversity and inclusion policies.
Peterson is now returning to higher education in an administrative role as the chancellor of Ralston College in Georgia.
Ralston is a fairly new school, having been formed in 2006, but it has been granted the power to award degrees by the state.
Ari Hoffman reports at the Post Millennial:
Dr. Jordan Peterson accepts appointment as Chancellor of Ralston College in Georgia
Dr. Jordan Peterson announced Thursday that he accepted an appointment as the Chancellor of Ralston College in Savannah, Georgia. Ralston described Peterson as “a distinguished scholar and psychologist, a renowned defender of freedom of thought and speech, and a teacher and mentor to millions around the world.”
Peterson posted the announcement to Twitter and said, “With the efforts of the very able president Dr. Stephen Blackwood we hope to fashion a truly classic liberal arts institution.”
I have accepted an appointment as the Chancellor of @ralstoncollege. With the efforts of the very able president Dr Stephen Blackwood @StephenBlackwd we hope to fashion a truly classic liberal arts institution: ⁰https://t.co/JEq1ihhXTF
— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) May 5, 2022
The Ralston College announcement is impressive:
Ralston College is honored to announce the appointment of Dr Jordan B. Peterson as its Chancellor.
Dr. Peterson is a tireless defender of free thought, free speech, and conscientious action; and a passionate advocate of the true and beautiful things that those free acts can attain. A brilliant interpreter of Western culture and a mentor to the millions of students whom the modern university has betrayed, Dr Peterson understands the transformative power of human civilization and the unique nourishment that its cultural treasures afford.
Dr. Peterson has been an eloquent advocate for and a fearless champion of the ideals that have, for centuries, been central to the enterprise of university education. At Ralston College, he joins a community dedicated to the revival and reinvention of the university and to the recovery of these ideals.
Hannah Claire Brimelow of Timcast has more, including a statement from the school’s founder:
The school’s founder and President Stephen Blackwood says students cannot engage in meaningful dialogue on modern university campuses.
“It is no secret that the integrity of higher education in the United States has become questionable — not least because most colleges and universities are no longer places where freedom of inquiry, and the freedom of speech on which free inquiry depends, are protected, let alone celebrated,” Blackwood told Philanthropy Roundtable in February. “Nevertheless, our vocation is not [to] critique, but to show another way.”
Ralston has partnered with the online education platform FutureLearn to offer abridged college courses to more than 15 million students in 200 countries.
— Ralston College (@RalstonCollege) May 5, 2022
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