Adelphi University President Robert A. Scott was chosen by the Long Island Press as one of Long Island’s most 50 influential people. The Power List, announced every year by the LI Press, acknowledges individuals living on the island who have significantly impacted their communities. The honorees were celebrated on June 25, 2013 at The Crescent Beach Club in Bayville, NY.
President Scott was appointed by the Adelphi University Board of Trustees as the ninth president and professor anthropology and sociology in July 2000. He is the only individual to hold the top three positions in American higher education: head of a public institution, a state coordinating board and a private university. Dr. Scott has authored more than 200 scholarly essays and articles and hosts a regularly televised award-winning program entitled,“Exploring Critical Issues.” He has represented the United States in international negotiations with UNESCO, the Council of Europe and countries in the Asia/Pacific region.
Under Dr. Scott’s leadership, Adelphi University was elected as an affiliate of the United Nations, enrollment increased nearly 40 percent, undergraduate enrollment increased by 66 percent and total assets of the university to more than $400 million, up from $142 million. More than 300 new faculty and dozens of new programs and services have been added, including the Center for Health Innovation and Center for Nonprofit Leadership. For eight consecutive years, Adelphi was cited by The Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the nation’s “best and most interesting” institutions and has been listed among a select number of “Best Buys” in higher education. He is the recipient of many awards including the 100 Most Influential Long Islanders by Long Island Business News and the 2008 Chief Executive Leadership Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II, among many others.
The Long Island Press chose individuals for the 11th annual Power List on the basis of their influence and resourcefulness. The full list can be found at LongIslandPress.com.
About Adelphi University
Adelphi (adelphi.edu) is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.