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The Arland Christ-Janer Papers contain the records of Arland Frederick Christ-Janer from 1973 to 1975 in the form of correspondence, printed materials, financial documents, legal documents and photographic materials.

As President of New College of Florida from 1973 to 1975, he was responsible for the facilities, programs and faculty. During his years as President, he faced challenging financial situations from decreased enrollment, large deficits and insufficient fund-raising efforts. He considered several options for the survival of the College and finally orchestrated the merger with the University of South Florida. During his presidency, the private New College ceased on June 30th, 1975 to continue as New College of the University of South Florida. Christ-Janer was successful in maintaining the four year undergraduate degree program, the college's identity, the college's education principles, selective admissions and faculty positions. With the success of the merger, Christ-Janer was out of a job and he went on to accept a position as president of Stephens College in Missouri. His final academic position was held at the Ringling College of Art and Design (later, Ringling School of Design) in 1984 and the endowment was raised to the highest level in its history, the campus was renovated and the school began offering four year degrees. He retired in 1996 and served on the board of the Ringling Art Museum until his death in 2008.

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