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Professor Jordan Peterson Rejoins Academia as Chancellor of Ralston College

Professor Jordan Peterson Rejoins Academia as Chancellor of Ralston College

“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.”

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.

Congratulations to Dr. Peterson and best of luck in his new endeavor.


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The Gentle Grizzly | May 11, 2022 at 7:22 pm

I wish him, and Ralston, the very best.

JohnSmith100 | May 11, 2022 at 7:29 pm

I have really enjoyed Professor Jordan Peterson’s presentation of what I consider the right outlook. It is great we are seeing universities rejecting the wave of destruction overwhelming traditional universites. How many of these startup universities are there?

Hopefully, he can put out a sentence without the use of 30 qualifiers and parenthetical points, including the use of the descriptive “Pareto distribution.”

    If you were alive then, you’d probably say about Einstein: “Hopefully, he can put out a sentence without the use of mathematical qualifiers, including the German accent.”

    AnAdultInDiapers in reply to EdSeventen. | May 12, 2022 at 4:28 am

    The thing that matters about him, and it’s the thing that scares his opponents so much, is that you’re welcome to tell him you disagree with how he frames his arguments.

    He’ll listen. He’ll respond. He won’t tell you to shut up and try and block your voice.

    I can forgive complex sentence construction because it’s his way of trying to achieve clarity of what he’s saying, and what he isn’t saying, but frankly what he’s saying isn’t what matters. That he’s willing to hear disagreement is.

Doing the job that American professors won’t do. Go Jordan.

henrybowman | May 11, 2022 at 8:17 pm

Are we finally seeing the assembly of the long-desired ‘Deplorables U?”

A university you can believe in!

Can you IMAGINE being lucky enought to take a class taught by Jordan Peterson?? Man!

Lucifer Morningstar | May 11, 2022 at 11:14 pm

“. . . 3rd party payers . . . ”

Is that what we call people/organizations involved in bribery now?

E Howard Hunt | May 12, 2022 at 9:10 am

I wish him well on his road to recovery. Too bad he must settle for a brand new experimental college offering almost no courses.

    Martin in reply to E Howard Hunt. | May 12, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Or lucky for all of us that a free speech advocating truth seeker is in place to build a new core for teaching western thought. A place without embedded bad actors that are nearly impossible to remove. A place that with luck will never offer a “Studies” degree.

    Perhaps in 10-15 years it will be prestigious and the Ivies will be forced to move toward truth to be competitive.

Maybe a future Hillsdale College of the South.

They tried to censor him so he quit and started an unending lecture tour that spread across the world. now his books have become text references and his acolytes are spreading his word, while the university that tried to limit him got the real limiting. One of his trademarks is not saying you are wrong but instead saying “that is not right” and then launching into a rock solid rebuttal.

Best news I’ve heard all year! All the Best, Professor!