November 2016

Dear Fellow Deans,

Greetings from Garden City, New York!

Another fast-paced semester is moving into its last four weeks of class. The campus looks gorgeous this late in the fall—you may be aware that Adelphi is a registered arboretum. I share here a few stories that may interest you.

Rajib N. Sanyal, Ph.D.


Krupa Koestline, M.S. '11, chief product officer at Pure Haven Essentials, speaking in the Business of Science and Innovation Horace McDonell Lecture Series

Lecture Series Gathers Steam

This past month, we launched the Business of Science and Innovation Horace McDonell Speaker Series in partnership with the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition, we had speakers for the three other Willumstad School lecture series—on ethics and social responsibility; innovation and change; and business sustainability. The themes of these lectures live out the School’s mission and provide students relevant out-of-class learning opportunities and the chance to meet accomplished business leaders.

Accounting Networking Event

The fall semester at Adelphi is also recruiting season. Professional accountants from many top-tier firms visit campus to recruit and select our talented and accomplished students for internship positions at their respective firms. To coincide with these visits, our student-run Accounting Society organized its annual alumni networking social at the Angello Alumni House. The event drew nearly 120 people, including 50 professionals—more than half of whom are also alumni—representing a large variety of firms, in addition to the students and faculty of the accounting program.

Professor Arthur Leibowitz (second from left) with accounting alumni and students

M.B.A. Enrollment Grows

The Willumstad School has increased its M.B.A. enrollment from 306 to 373, allowing an additional 67 eager
and brilliant students access to the flexible, personal and reputable program taught by a renowned and
field-experienced faculty.

In preparation for an expanded enrollment, we’ve developed an extensive student support system specifically to assist our international students in becoming acclimated to Adelphi and ways of living and learning in the United States.

We offer our M.B.A. programs in a variety of formats and locations. They can be taken part time or full time, on Saturdays only, or as a member of a cohort at five separate off-campus sites.

This e-newsletter is prepared by the Office of the Dean of the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University. To learn more about us, visit