May 9, 2017
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Adelphi President Christine M. Riordan Named a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction


Adelphi University President Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D., was named a New York State Senate Woman of Distinction at the 2017 Ceremony on May 9 at the Legislative Office Building in Albany.

This honor pays tribute to individuals of remarkable character who have shown initiative and commitment in constantly pursuing higher goals for themselves, as well as acting as role models to all women in their community. 

Since becoming the first woman president of Adelphi, Dr. Riordan has demonstrated exceptional leadership and has been a true advocate for women’s issues. The Senate notes that she launched a remarkable strategy that brought in the largest and most diverse freshman class in Adelphi history, has published over 60 academic and business press articles, and is a frequent speaker on leadership and overcoming challenges, including her TEDx talk, “Dare to Be Extraordinary”.

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

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

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 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, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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