Goal 5
Financial and operational strength

Momentum: The Strategic Plan for Adelphi University, 2015–2021

Growing stronger means growing smart by incrementally improving existing resources and operations, while integrating new and complementary ones, to form a seamlessly high-functioning, highly regarded enterprise.

Here is a sample of our key initiatives. / See some of our progress.

Bolster University Advancement

Conduct All Business in a Streamlined, Transparent Manner

Transform Human Resources Into a Strategic Collaborative Partner

Enhance Operations and Facilities Management

See some of our progress:

Adelphi Is Investing in New Labs for a Strong Future
Around the University, we’re investing in new labs that will transform students’ experiences. We’re making updates to our Home Health Lab, turning it into a cutting-edge facility for Adelphi’s health informatics students and an even better resource for nursing students. We’re converting an outdated science lab into a new powerhouse facility for anatomy and physiology courses, and we’re adding state-of-the-art capabilities to new math and game design labs.

› Learn More About Adelphi’s New Labs

Adelphi University Dean Becomes the 21st Member of the University’s Million Dollar Round Table
With another generous commitment to Adelphi University, Richard K. Garner, Ph.D., dean of Adelphi’s Honors College, has become the 21st member of the University’s Million Dollar Round Table and the first Adelphi employee to join the elite giving society. Dr. Garner’s contribution will support endowed scholarship funds for students in the Honors College, which he created in 2004 with an initial commitment and has continued to support through fundraising and ongoing donations.

› Welcome, Dean Garner to the Million Dollar Round Table

Bridges to Adelphi Uses Grants to Help Students on the Autism Spectrum Get Involved and Get Hired
With grants from the Adelphi University Women’s Giving Circle, we are helping students on the autism spectrum gain experience with volunteering on campus and landing jobs and internships. This award-winning program was created in 2007 to address the unique needs of students with ASD, partnering them one-on-one with Adelphi graduate students to provide social, academic and vocational support. “For the first few years, our goal was just retention—keeping the students in school,” said Mitchell Nagler, M.A. ’06, director of the Bridges to Adelphi program. “But over time we realized the goal needs to move toward how we help these students get ready for life after they graduate.”

› Learn How the Bridges Program Meets Students’ Needs

Knowledge Is Power: Adelphi Boosts Career Development With Free Access to Lynda.com
Adelphi students, faculty and staff now have access to an extensive online library of instructional videos on all types of software and business career skills, including Adobe Creative Suite, HTML coding and more. Any student can learn, observe and research a myriad of career paths and new business-critical skills through Lynda.com—yet another way to transform the lives of our students.

› See How Lynda.com Lets Adelphi Keep Learning

Currently Pacing Ahead in Gifts Over Last Year
Fundraising results are pacing ahead of last year by $253,434, or about 16 percent. Alumni Marc Strachan ’81 has created the Adelphi Multicultural Scholarship, to be announced at the 17th Annual President’s Gala. In addition, a scholarship match program has been launched. 

Contracting With Baker Tilly to Review Policies and Develop New and More Streamlined Procedures
A broad-based review will help the University create a new central policy library and improve its record keeping and financial positions going forward.

Advocating for Fairer Distribution of Scholarship Funds for All New York State College Students
Working in collaboration with the Commission on Independent College and Universities (CICU), President Riordan and the University have strongly advocated for fair Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) distribution between both public and private university students. She has taken a leadership role in creating a fairer playing field and a more equitable solution for Adelphi students, who may be financially disadvantaged by this initiative.