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Date: Mar 09, 2009
Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz to Receive CASE Chief Executive Leadership Award
Council for Advancement and Support of Education to present award at Baltimore conference
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz will receive a Chief Executive Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) during the group’s District II conference in Baltimore March 22-24.
"On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am pleased and proud that President Stuart Rabinowitz was chosen for this prestigious honor," said Marilyn Monter, Chairperson, Hofstra University Board of Trustees. "His performance over the past seven years has been extraordinary, transforming Hofstra University into a nationally renowned institution, and he is truly deserving of this honor."
This award recognizes outstanding efforts in promoting the understanding and support of education. Award winners must demonstrate the ability to create vision and inspire others; establish a positive image of his/her institution's stature in the community; encourage innovations and risk-taking among employees; and be known as active and supportive participants in significant advancement efforts.
"I'm honored to receive this award from CASE and will accept it on behalf of all of those administrators, faculty, alumni, students and friends of the university who have contributed to our achievements over the past several years that have led to an increased national recognition of Hofstra as a center of academic excellence," said President Rabinowitz.
President Rabinowitz has presided over a period of unprecedented growth and national recognition by Hofstra, including the successful hosting of the third and final 2008 presidential debate on October 15 and the establishment of a new medical school in partnership with one of the nation’s largest health systems, pending all necessary approvals and accreditations. Under his leadership, Hofstra also created and awarded an international prize, the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, and named the Dalai Lama as its first recipient; established the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the study of the American Presidency; and created Educate '08, a year-long series of lectures, conferences, and special events open to the entire community that focused on the issues, history and politics of presidential elections leading up to the presidential debate at Hofstra.
President Rabinowitz has also overseen a significant rise in the academic credentials of each incoming class and an increase in the geographic diversity of those classes, with about half of all first year students now hailing from outside New York state.
CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas. Its membership includes nearly 3,400 colleges, universities, independent elementary and secondary schools, and educational associates in 60 countries around the world.
District II is the largest of the eight CASE districts, representing institutions of higher education in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Ontario, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 145 undergraduate and 160 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business; engineering; communication; education, health and human services; and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students’ interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.