Events and Appearances
President Riordan’s latest public events:
- Listen to President Riordan’s podcast with education technology company The Plexuss Network as she discusses her own journey into higher education leadership, how our students and community benefit from the Adelphi experience, and our University’s role in academia, the region, and the world.
- Listen to Spark – the Innovate Long Island podcast with President Riordan.
- View the panel discussion with President Riordan and other local leaders at the 27th
Annual Economic Summit of the Hauppauge Association of Long Island (HIA-LI).
- See President Riordan’s keynote at the virtual Town of Babylon’s Second Annual Women in Leadership Forum.
- Watch a Great Minds, Great Conversations event with President Riordan and alumnus Scott James ’84, author of Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-Year Search for Truth, moderated by Liza Burby, author and faculty adviser to The Delphian, Adelphi University’s award-winning student newspaper.
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Join the Adelphi community and President Riordan for our University’s Great Conversations series:
Our Great Conversations series includes two styles of fascinating discussions — and we invite you!
Great Minds, Great Conversations
Great Books, Great Conversations
These spotlight discussions are hosted by Jacqueline Jones LaMon, a longtime College of Arts and Sciences English professor and author as well as current vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Adelphi, and Sybile Val ’99 to celebrate our University’s faculty and alumni authors. View past conversations, and mark your calendar for upcoming events.
Some of 2021’s stimulating conversations have included:
- Leadership in a Squid Game World, December 2021 discussion with Marc Strachan ’81, chair of the Adelphi University Board of Trustees, and Luke Cooper ’98 on the challenges of contemporary leadership.
- The Book of Magic by Alice Hoffman ’73, ’02 (Hon.), featuring Adelphi University alumna and New York Times bestselling author.
- Buy Me Love by Martha Cooley, featuring bestselling author and Professor Emerita of English at Adelphi University.
- Foreign and Domestic Policies and the Challenges of a Divided Nation, a conversation with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Ambassador Joseph Westphal ’70, PhD (April 2021)
- Trial by Fire, April 2021, with author Scott James ’84 and President Riordan, discussing the 2003 Rhode Island rock concert fire that killed 100 concertgoers
- Keeping Up With The Times, March 2021, a discussion with Adelphi University Trustee Steve Jones ’89, president/ chief operating officer of Skyview Networks, and Ellen Pollack, editor, Business Day, The New York Times
- A Giant Leap in a Time of Struggle, February 2021, with Olympic gold medalist Bob Beamon ’72, ’00 (Hon.), in a conversation with Ron Lee ’67, chair of the Adelphi University Board of Trustees
Catching up on our Momentum Tour
President Riordan’s Momentum Tour was suspended as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for future plans to get together with our friends, alumni and Adelphi family.
Stories That Changed Our Lives: A Gathering of Panthers Past, Present and Future
President Riordan’s Momentum Tour began in Fall 2017 to connect and energize Adelphi’s community of alumni, friends, and current and future students and families. Dr. Riordan visited cities around the country spending time with Adelphi community members, catching up, and sharing stories of progress and Adelphi experiences. At these lively events, we are always so inspired by how Adelphi has shaped all our lives.
Enjoy photo galleries of past events in many of the cities we have visited.