Title: President, Adelphi University
Dr. Christine M. Riordan is the first woman to serve as president of Adelphi University, the private institution located on Long Island. An internationally recognized expert in leadership development, team building and diversity and inclusion, Riordan is recognized for her groundbreaking initiatives to personalize and transform the higher education experience. Under Riordan’s leadership, Adelphi has developed and launched several new academic programs, substantially expanded the services of the University’s Center for Career and Professional Development, and opened the 100,000-square-foot Nexus Building, home of Adelphi’s innovative and top-ranked nursing and public health program and a host of personalized student support services. The university also established a highly regarded Office of Diversity and Inclusion and initiated a Diversity Certificate training program for faculty and staff and is providing increasingly personalized educational supports for students of all abilities. Prior to joining Adelphi, Riordan served as provost of the University of Kentucky and as dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. Riordan has published more than 60 academic and business press articles.