November 5, 2014
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Update on Presidential Search


Dear Members of the Alumni Community,

We write to update you on the progress of our presidential search.

During the summer and continuing into the fall, the Presidential Search Committee, in partnership with the executive recruiting firm Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, has been working to evaluate potential candidates whose values align with Adelphi’s priorities and who are qualified to build on our successes and continue to shape the University.

To date, the committee has received more than 100 applications from an impressive group of accomplished and diverse leaders. The fact that such a strong pool of candidates is drawn to Adelphi speaks to the caliber of our institution and is a tribute to the Adelphi community.

Thank you to those who have shared your perspectives or provided recommendations regarding the qualifications and expectations for the next president. This input provided a solid foundation that has guided the committee’s search.

As we move towards identifying our recommendation for Adelphi’s 10th president, the process remains confidential in order to respect the candidates’ wishes. We will continue to keep you posted on our progress and share as much information as we can along the way.

Thank you for your interest in the search and for your commitment to Adelphi University.


Robert B. Willumstad ’05 (Hon.) and N. Gerry House, Ed.D.
Search Committee co-chairs

If you have any questions, please contact:

The Office of Alumni Relations
Linen Hall, Lower Level
Adelphi University
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
p – 516.877.3470
f –  516.877.3118
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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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