December 6, 2016
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Producing the Trip to Bountiful


To produce an Oscar-winning feature film, you need to collaborate successfully with artists to convert ideas and concepts into action. You need to advocate for a vision and ensure that that vision is carried out.

These creative and executive skills translate well into academic leadership, says Adelphi University Provost and Executive Vice President Sam L Grogg, Ph.D.

He would know.

Dr. Grogg has produced a number of films, including The Trip to Bountiful, the critically acclaimed 1985 film for which actor Geraldine Paige won an Academy Award.

On the occasion of the airing of the film on the TCM network, Dr. Grogg spoke about the surprising similarities between being a provost and producer. Today, he is a producer of and advocate for the life-changing academic experiences of Adelphi students. 

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 115,000 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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