NY’s Adelphi U. names Kentucky educator president

Christine M. Riordan Adelphi University

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The provost at the University of Kentucky has been named the 10th president of the New York-based Adelphi (uh-DEHL’-fy) University.

Trustees at Adelphi said on Tuesday that Christine M. Riordan was unanimously chosen to succeed Robert A. Scott. He’s served as president since 2000.

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Riordan, who starts July 1, 2015, will be the first woman to lead Adelphi in its 118-year history.

She has spent the past two years as provost at the University of Kentucky.

From 2008 to 2013, Riordan served as dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Adelphi, based in Garden City, New York has about 8,000 undergraduate students.

It also has facilities in Manhattan, Suffolk County and Poughkeepsie.


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