February 15, 2016
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Named a Leader to Honor


Roxane-Spitzer-Nursing-Leader-CoverRoxane (Blumberg) Spitzer ’60, Ph.D., was profiled as Nurse Leader’s December 2015 Leader to Honor in a story marking her transition from the magazine’s founding editor in chief since 2003 to editor in chief emeritus and contributing columnist.

In her cover story interview, Dr. Spitzer credited her mother with steering her toward earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Adelphi University’s School of Nursing—now the College of Nursing and Public Health. Dr. Spitzer also cited the importance of several mentors throughout her career. At Cedars-Sinai medical center in Los Angeles, she became the hospital’s first female vice president. “With the backing of Cedars-Sinai, I earned an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Drucker at Claremont [Graduate] University in California.”

She achieved her goal of becoming a CEO at the Metropolitan Nashville Hospital Authority. “It was my M.B.A. and doctorate in executive management that brought me to the CEO position, and there I emphasized the importance of community involvement,” she said.

Dr. Spitzer has also been featured in the College of Nursing and Public Health’s Illuminations through the years and was the keynoter in 2013 at the ninth Annual Leadership Conference, cosponsored by Adelphi and Sigma Theta Tau’s Alpha Omega Chapter.

» Read the full article from Nurse Leader (PDF)

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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College of Nursing and Public Health
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