The Rider College Board of Trustees has renewed the appointment of President Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D., for two years past his latest settlement, to July 31, 2024.
Robert S. Schimek ’87, chairman of the board, stated this was a unanimous selection of the trustees that “reaffirms our steadfast perception in President Dell’Omo’s leadership of our college,” in accordance to a statement released by Rider College on Oct. 26.
In looking at this decision, the board took into account the a lot of sizeable achievements recognized less than Dell’Omo’s path since his arrival at Rider in August 2015, Schimek explained in the assertion.
“The board also thought of the relevance of this second in time, as he stewards the university by means of the numerous challenges linked to COVID-19, as very well as the crucial function nevertheless to be completed underneath President Dell’Omo’s management,” Schimek additional.
Early in his tenure at Rider, Dell’Omo led a extremely participatory strategic preparing approach, culminating with the acceptance in June 2017 of a new vision and mission and Our Route Ahead, the university’s complete multi-yr strategic prepare, in accordance to the assertion. With a sturdy aim on visionary development, Our Path Ahead is guaranteeing the university’s ongoing expansion into the foreseeable future and provides successive generations of Rider learners a very transformative and affordable higher education instruction.
Given that Dell’Omo’s arrival, Rider has created much more than a dozen new undergraduate and graduate tutorial programs, like the university’s initial doctoral method in educational leadership, in accordance to the statement. With management and aid delivered by Rider’s environment-class faculty and employees, the university launched its new Engaged Discovering Software, a cornerstone of the strategic lan. College students are needed to comprehensive at the very least two higher-influence engaged discovering ordeals, these types of as examine abroad or guided investigation, to fulfill their graduation demands.
As section of the strategic system, a campus learn facilities approach was concluded in February 2018 and a thorough fundraising marketing campaign is underway. Donor assistance for the university proceeds to increase with document resources raised about the previous a few years which has served assistance key capital improvements in educational, household, scholar affairs, and athletic amenities, as well as endowed applications and scholarships, according to the assertion.
In 2019, Rider acquired the biggest philanthropic present in its 155-12 months heritage when alumnus Norm Brodsky and his wife Elaine manufactured a $10 million present to endow a scholarship for business learners and to aid long run company jobs, in accordance to the statement. In switch, the university announced that Rider’s College of Company Administration would be recognized as the Norm Brodsky Faculty of Enterprise.
Dell’Omo also served to direct the successful changeover of Westminster Choir College or university from Princeton to Lawrenceville, a system which concluded in the summer season of 2020. This hard work to develop 1 powerful, resilient and cohesive university signifies yet another investment decision in the foreseeable future of Rider, in accordance to the assertion.
Underneath Dell’Omo’s management, Rider released a new initiative in 2020, called Lifting Obstacles, a collection of new actions meant to strengthen the total worth of a Rider schooling, which includes a 22% reduction of annual undergraduate tuition, as properly as sturdy guidance for vocation preparing and academic achievement, according to the assertion. The Lifting Boundaries initiative is developed to help students crack through the major obstacles they confront in acquiring a faculty education and learning and a effective occupation, which include understanding the legitimate price tag of higher education and the potential to adapt, each socially and academically, in a school ecosystem and further than. Dell’Omo’s target is to help elevate any barrier that prevents a student from thriving at Rider University, including those people who think a private schooling is out of get to primarily based entirely on sticker cost, according to the assertion.
“In addition to his unwavering take care of to completely transform Rider into a fiscally sturdy establishment fully commited to its mission of student growth, transformation and management, the trustees are confident in President Dell’Omo’s long term vision and strategy to make certain the productive progress and advancement of Rider University,” Schimek explained in the statement. “I am sure his management will continue to propel our college ahead.”