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Hofstra University Presidential Search

A Message from Donald M. Schaeffer, Chair, Board of Trustees, Hofstra University

March 30, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am writing to update you regarding the process for the search for our next President, following President Rabinowitz' retirement on August 31, 2021. We are grateful that President Rabinowitz will continue to lead our University for the next year and a half and we have the time necessary to plan for a smooth transition to a new president.

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About Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, New York, that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). Founded in 1935, Hofstra University has experienced extraordinary growth since its founding, largely due to the excellence of our faculty and engagement with our alumni and surrounding community. At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. With 22 academic centers and institutes, a business incubator, a museum, an award-winning radio station, the Saltzman Community Services Center, legal clinics, and a cultural center, Hofstra offers its students, community and surrounding residents a myriad of opportunities for scholarship, resources and engagement.

Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University, one of only three metropolitan New York universities with schools of medicine, law and engineering, is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.