Susan Poser Appointed President of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York

The board of trustees of Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, has chosen Susan Poser to be the university’s next president. She will take office on August 1.

Hofstra University enrolls about 65,000 undergraduate students and more than 4,300 graduate students, according to the most recent data furnished by the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 55 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“It is a great honor to be named the ninth president of Hofstra University,” said Dr. Poser. “Over the past two decades, Hofstra has benefited from outstanding presidential, board, faculty and alumni leadership, creating an excellent platform to meet the challenges of higher education in the post-pandemic world. I am looking forward to joining the Hofstra community and building on this legacy for years to come.”

Dr. Poser has, for the past five years, served as the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago. Previously, she was dean of the College of Law at the University of Nebraska.

Dr. Poser received her bachelor’s degree in ancient Greek and political science from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. She earned, a juris doctorate and a Ph.D. in jurisprudence and social policy from the University of California, Berkeley. After law school, Dr. Poser served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, after which she practiced law and was the Zicklin Fellow in Ethics at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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