July 1, 2015

I Am Thrilled to Begin My Appointment Today as the 10th President of this Wonderful University

Dear members of the Adelphi community,

I am thrilled to begin my appointment today as the 10th president of this wonderful university. Thank you for the warm welcome at today’s breakfast.

Through conversations over the past few months, I have started to get to know Adelphi and meet some of the people who make this university great. I know the hard work you do as educators, scholars, community leaders and administrators to transform the lives of our students and those of the people in our region, our nation and across the globe.

I believe that people make the place, and I look forward to getting to know all of you far better and to working with you as, together, we shape Adelphi’s future as a model metropolitan university.

In the coming weeks, I will launch a 100-Day Listening Tour to explore how we build on our positive momentum and continue to develop the best Adelphi possible. The feedback from the listening tour will help create the foundation for an inclusive, strategic planning initiative for Adelphi.

To get us started, I invite you to share your ideas about the advantages of an Adelphi education and opportunities for collaboration and problem solving. To facilitate feedback, I have launched an online form to bring as many voices as possible into the discussion. I want to hear your hopes and aspirations for Adelphi.

I hope you will keep me posted on ideas through social media, or by email at

Thank you for all that you do to keep Adelphi strong and moving forward.

All the best,

Signed by Dr. Riordan

Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.

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About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves more than 8,100 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, as well as online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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