Andrew J. Peters began his appointment as the director of Adelphi’s Manhattan Center social work programs last summer. A graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Peters has an M.S.W. from Stony Brook University. He was previously the associate executive director of the Long Island Crisis Center (LICC), where he gained 18 years of community-based social work experience in program development, program and staff supervision, direct clinical services and community outreach and recruitment. He is a founder of the Pride for Youth program at LICC, which is now regarded as Long Island’s premier program for lesbian, gay, transgender and questioning youths. Mr. Peters is also an adjunct professor at Adelphi.