September 7, 2007

Nassau Community College President Sean A. Fanelli to Speak on “Leadership in a Changing World” at Adelphi University

Sean A. Fanelli

Sean A. Fanelli

Nassau Community College President Sean A. Fanelli will deliver a lecture on “Leadership in a Changing World,” as part of the Adelphi University President’s Series on Critical Issues on Thursday, October 11, 2007, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, in Adelphi’s Ruth S. Harley University Center Ballroom, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, N.Y. The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required by Thursday, October 4.

Dr. Fanelli is highly regarded for his expertise and leadership. As president of Nassau Community College, he oversees New York’s largest undergraduate institution with a diversified student population of more than 22,000. He continues to be active at the regional and national levels as a member and chair of evaluation teams for the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and the American Council on Education. He also serves on numerous prestigious committees, including the Chancellor’s Task Force on Community Colleges, board of directors council representative for the American Association of Community Colleges, and the executive committee of the New York State Commissioner on Higher Education Advisory Council. He is a recipient of the Alexander Meiklejohn Award for academic freedom from the American Association of University Professors for his efforts in protecting free speech on the College’s campus. In addition, The New York Library Association awarded him the Social Issues Resources Series Intellectual Freedom Award.

Despite a demanding schedule, Dr. Fanelli’s heart remains committed to teaching. He continues to teach a course in oceanology each semester.

Dr. Fanelli holds a Ph.D. from Fordham University in aquatic ecology, with a specialization in physical and chemical limnology and marine microbial physiology. Prior to his appointment as Nassau Community College’s fourth president, he served as a professor of biology, chairman of an academic department, associate dean and dean of academic affairs, and deputy to the president of Westchester Community College.

Dr. Robert A. Scott launched Adelphi’s President’s Series on Critical Issues in 2001 to provide students, scholars, and distinguished guests with an intimate forum in which to explore critical local, regional, national, and global topics, such as the environment, health, politics, law, and government regulations.

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