Helping Adelphi gain Momentum and stay on mission. Adelphi is a private institution governed by a Board of Trustees, which is composed of business, public service, education and community leaders who care deeply about Adelphi; nearly 80% of them are alumni. Our board reflects the gender and cultural diversity of Adelphi itself; our belief in the importance of diversity is evident at the highest levels of leadership.

Through their service on nine standing committees, these trustees play a crucial role in ensuring Adelphi continues to provide a transformative education.

University Leadership: Where the Board Fits In

The Board of Trustees delegates operational authority to the president as the University’s chief executive officer. This responsibility comes with expectations of transparency, accountability, performance, collaboration and service as the face and voice of Adelphi. The president and an executive team of leaders work together to establish and achieve institutional priorities. This organizational structure provides continuous review of progress against goals, facilitating data-driven decision making.

Meet Our Board

Adelphi’s president serves as an ex officio member of the board and, along with the chair, is a member of all committees. Additionally, because the student voice matters in these high-level planning processes, nonvoting students—representatives of the Student Government Association—serve on the board’s Academic Affairs/Student Life Committee.

If you are interested in reaching out to our Adelphi Board of Trustees, please email them at trustees@adelphi.edu.

Officers

Marc S. Strachan, BBA ’81

Chair, Board of Trustees
Principal and Chief Marketing Officer
Adgile Media Group

Carmen M. Ortiz, BBA ’78, JD, LLD ’12 (Hon.)

Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees
Partner

Anderson & Kreiger LLP

Loretta Cangialosi, BBA ’80

Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees
Retired Senior Vice President and Controller

Pfizer, Inc.

Leonard C. Achan, BS ’99, MA, RN, ANP

Secretary, Board of Trustees
President, Innovation Institute

Hospital for Special Surgery

Christine M. Riordan, PhD

President
Adelphi University
Ex-Officio

 

Trustees

Michael A. L. Balboni, BS ’81

President and Managing Director
Redland Strategies, Inc.

William Fuessler, BBA ’79

Retired Partner and Vice President, Global Leader, Finance, Risk and Fraud
IBM Global Business Services

Charles Fuschillo, BBA ’83

President and CEO
Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Suhit Gupta, BS ’00

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer   
General Atlantic

Dottie Herman

CEO
Douglas Elliman Real Estate LLC

Steve Jones, BA ’89 

President and Chief Operating Officer
Skyview Networks

Laurence Kessler, BA ’65

Founder and Co-owner
Kessler Restaurants

Tomislav Kostadinov, BBA, BS ’10

Vice President
Goldman Sachs

Emily Ladau, BA ’13

Founder
Words I Wheel By Disability Communications

Ronald B. Lee, BA ’67

Founder and Chair Emeritus
Lee, Nolan and Koroghlian, LLC

Curtis O. Minnis, BA ’77 

Retired Managing Director of Global Sales
FedEx

Monika Mohacsi, BS ’14, BS

Associate
Jaros Baum & Bolles

Susan Murphy, PhD

Vice President Emerita
Cornell University

Hilda Perez, BA ’11

COO and Vice President
Salud by Dr. Rigo

Humera Qazi, BBA ’93, MBA

Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Paul Salerno, BBA ’76

Retired Managing Partner, Melville Office
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Lois C. Schlissel, JD

Of Counsel
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Joseph Westphal, BA ’70, PhD

Ambassador (R)
Chang Sun Professor

Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies
Senior Fellow
The Leadership Center
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Chair Emeriti

Michael J. Campbell, BA ’65

Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Retired Chair
Dominick & Dominick | Division of Wunderlich Wealth Management

Steven N. Fischer

Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Former Chair and Chief Executive Officer
Mechanical Technology Inc.

Steven L. Isenberg, DHL ’00 (Hon.)

Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Former Publisher

New York Newsday

Thomas F. Motamed, BA ’71, JD

Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Retired Chair and Chief Executive Officer
CNA Financial Corporation

Robert B. Willumstad, LLD ’05 (Hon)

Chair Emeritus, Board of Trustees
Partner
Brysam Global Partners

Trustee Emeriti

  • Frank Angello, BBA ’77, MBA
  • Richard C. Cahn, JD
  • Joan S. Girgus, PhD
  • Jeffrey R. Greene, MBA
  • Palmina R. Grella, MBA ’73
  • Gerry House, EdD
  • Angela M. Jaggar, BS ’62, MA ’65, PhD
  • Michael L. Lazarus, BBA ’67
  • Lindsey Kupferman Levine, MA ’02, PhD ’06
  • Leon M. Pollack, BA ’63
  • Helene Sullivan, BBA’79
  • Barry T. Zeman

Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, March 15, 2021
  • Friday, June 11, 2021
  • Monday, October 4, 2021
  • Monday, December 13, 2021
  • Monday, March 7, 2022
  • Friday, June 3, 2022 
  • Monday, October 3, 2022 
  • Monday, December 5, 2022

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