Office of the President
Dear Rider University Community,
Looking at a new calendar year signifies a time of change and opportunity to start achieving new goals. With the launch of a variety of progressive initiatives in our new Strategic Plan, the Rider community has much to look forward to and work toward in 2018.
The Engaged Learning Program officially launched with the entering class of 2017 this past fall. Students are just beginning to experience the plethora of opportunities a Rider education can offer, but as their studies progress, they will understand the value of experiential learning regardless of their major. In 2018, the planning and implementation of a First Year Experience program for all freshman and transfer students will begin. This emersion program will help new students delve into their specific disciplines, explore the opportunities within a broad, liberal arts education, and introduce students to the Engaged Learning Program.
All institutions of higher learning make promises to their students. They promise to provide them with a strong education, accomplished professors and a supportive environment to foster scholarly pursuits and professional development. Rider’s promise is much more than that. The Rider promise extends beyond the classroom and the four years students spend here. Our promise is to cultivate lifelong, independent learners and leaders, devoted to making positive changes in the communities in which they live and work. As we embark upon 2018, we will continue to expand upon our promise and look forward to planning for the future, all of which will strength Rider’s reputation as a vibrant living and learning community.
Gregory G. Dell’Omo became Rider University’s seventh president on August 1, 2015. Born and raised in Rumson, New Jersey, Dr. Dell’Omo returned to the Garden State and joined Rider after ten years as the seventh president of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh where he oversaw the University’s unparalleled growth.