December 1, 2014
Tagged: Adelphi University, Office of the President, Presidential Search

Special Announcement From the Board of Trustees


On behalf of the Adelphi University Board of Trustees, we invite you to join us on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Concert Hall. At that time, we will welcome and introduce Adelphi University’s 10th president. 
Following a brief program, including remarks by the president-elect, we will host a reception in the lobby of the AU PAC to mark the occasion and afford members of our community an opportunity to greet the president-elect. 
We extend our sincere thanks to the members of the search committee, especially the representatives of our campus constituencies, who worked tirelessly on this effort and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.


Robert B. Willumstad ’05 (Hon.)
Chairman, Adelphi University Board of Trustees and Co-chair of the Search Committee

N. Gerry House, Ed.D.
Adelphi University Trustee and Co-chair of the Search Committee

Search Committee Members

Frank Angello, B.B.A. ’77, M.B.A.
Secretary, Board of Trustees
Former Chief Financial Officer, Lighthouse International
Former Chief Financial Officer, JPMorgan Treasury & Securities Services Group

Robert Bornstein, Ph.D.
Professor, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies

Richard Garner, Ph.D.
Dean, Honors College

Joan S. Girgus, Ph.D.
Adelphi University Trustee
Professor of Psychology and Special Assistant to the Dean of the Faculty, Princeton University

Chantal N. Hamlin, B.A. ’07, J.D.
Adelphi University Trustee
Interim Executive Director, Brooklyn Jubilee

Noreen Harrington, B.S. ’81
Adelphi University Trustee
Alternative Investments, MD Sass

Dilara Islam
Adelphi University Undergraduate, Class of 2016
Mathematics Major and Levermore Global Scholar, College of Arts and Sciences

Marlon Louison, B.A. ’14
Adelphi University Alumnus, Class of 2014
Psychology Major, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies
Pursuing an M.S. in School Psychology

Thomas F. Motamed, B.A.’71, J.D.
Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CNA Financial Corporation

Susan Murphy, Ph.D.
Adelphi University Trustee
Vice President for Student and Academic Services, Cornell University

Helene Sullivan B.B.A.’79
Adelphi University Trustee
Retired Chief Financial Officer, Save the Children

Andrea Ward, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences​

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.

Tagged: Adelphi University, Office of the President, Presidential Search