Dear Friends and Supporters of Adelphi:

Since our founding as the first coeducational university on Long Island in 1896, the Adelphi story has been one of transformative success.

Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.

Our progress has been remarkable. We’re now nationally ranked among other doctoral research universities. We’ve rebuilt our faculty and programs, reimagined our four learning hubs and renovated our campus with over 500,000 square feet of new facilities, including the recently opened Nexus Building.

All of these changes are, of course, in the service of one goal: to inspire change in every one of our students as they realize both their potential for and path to success. Adelphi has a special way of helping each individual find their success—by supporting, inspiring and guiding them to exceed expectations. It’s who we are. It’s the Adelphi Advantage, the promise and the purpose of this incredible place, a place where everyone, wherever they’re starting from, gets what they need—and more—to get where they need to go.

Now we’re on the verge of making Adelphi an even better place to grow, through our most significant change yet: to become a genuinely great, globally recognized modern metropolitan university.

By working together—students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, parents and community members—we will establish Adelphi as a nationally respected leader that redefines the practical and personal value of education. This is our continuing story. And Momentum is the plan to sustain our success for generations to come. We’ll need all of our collective character and capabilities to go forward, but I am confident that, together, we can create the momentum that takes this extraordinary University further than any of us could have imagined.

Here’s to our future. Here’s to our momentum. I invite you to be a part of history.

Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.

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