The First Woman President of Adelphi University in Garden City, New York

New_presHP_vFINALThe board of trustees of Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, has announced that Christine M. Riordan will become the 10th president of the 118-year-old higher educational institution. When Dr. Riordan takes office on July 1, 2015, she will be the first woman president in the history of Adelphi University.

According to the latest, U.S. Department of Education figures, Adelphi University enrolls about 5,000 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. It operates satellite campuses in New York City, Suffolk County, New York, and Poughkeepsie, New York. Women make up 69 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Since 2013, Dr. Riordan has served as provost at the University of Kentucky. Previously, she was dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Dr. Riordan is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she majored in materials science engineering. She holds an MBA and a Ph.D. from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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