Meet President Riordan

Adelphi's 10th President is an internationally recognized expert in leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and team performance.

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Meet President Riordan

An internationally recognized expert in leadership development, diversity and inclusion and team performance.
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Message from the President

Friday, November 17, 2017

Taking a Stand Against Hatred and Bigotry

Dear Adelphi Community,

Adelphi University is committed to being a model of diversity and inclusion. The social media posts that came to my attention yesterday made me realize how much work our community still has to do in achieving this important goal. As a community, we must do better.

When the video and posts were brought to my attention, we immediately began the process of identifying and investigating the individuals and groups involved. Over the past 24 hours, Adelphi’s leadership team has been contacting those involved, the leadership of the fraternity and its national organization.

Yesterday, members of our community were in communication with Pi Lambda Phi’s national organization. Together with the fraternity’s student leadership, the decision has been made to suspend the fraternity’s activities during the investigation. Effective immediately, Pi Lambda Phi’s activities have been suspended with the exception of those activities and training around diversity and inclusion.

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