April 2018
Dear Fellow Deans,

Greetings from Garden City, New York!

New faculty, new connections and new programs—these past weeks have been busy! I share below some of these recent stories. Spring has been late in arriving this year—and we have had more snow days than I can count. Fortunately, we reserve several days in the calendar for this sort of calamity so we are able to ensure that all our classes do meet.

Regards,
Rajib Sanyal, Ph.D.
Dean
IMPACT—New Faculty Bring Exciting New Perspectives
The faculty hiring season has concluded for us on a very high note. We successfully filled all our six vacancies—four in decision sciences and two in management. They will drive our curriculum foray into data analytics, and the management hires will augment our capacity to deliver off-campus programs.
ENGAGEMENT—Biotech and the Future of Work
The Practitioners' Perspective Lecture Series brought two engaging speakers to campus. Carmella Stephens '79, Ph.D., J.D. (left, in photo above), an attorney specializing in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries with the firm of Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt LLP, spoke on intellectual property protection, infringement and litigation. Benjamin Pring , vice president and director at Cognizant's Center for the Future of Work, gave a fascinating talk on how artificial intelligence is changing the nature and type of work.
We continue to enroll new employers into hiring our students for internships . The latest is the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Our proactive approach is reflected in Adelphi's director of internships, Neil Halloran (above, second from left), visiting managers at offices with his graduate assistants, to impress on employers the value and quality of a Willumstad School intern.
INNOVATION —Accounting Program Incorporates CPA Exam Preparation
The accounting program is integrating CPA Exam materials and test preparation strategies for its fifth-year students, in partnership with Becker Professional Education, the leader in CPA Exam preparation programs. At no charge to students, this curriculum and instructional enhancement is another step in our commitment to ensure student success.
This e-newsletter is prepared by the Office of the Dean of the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University. Visit business.adelphi.edu for more information.