Office of the President
How do you measure the pride people feel for a university? At Rider, I see and feel it every day: in the bright cranberry red sweatshirts our students wear to class, in the cheering crowds at Broncs athletic games, and in the appreciative ovations for our theater productions and choral performances.
There are other important signs of Rider pride: Every fall, more and more students make Rider their university of choice. Every year, donors express growing confidence in our University through their generous funding of innovative academic programs and exciting new construction initiatives on our campuses.
Since 1865, Rider has built a reputation as a community of purposeful learners committed to making a difference — professionally and personally — through their talents, research, leadership and service.
The ability to affect true change begins with a belief in the power of the individual and a vision of what can be. That is the essence of a Rider education. Our students realize their full potential in partnership with our inspiring faculty as they explore their interests, develop their strengths as leaders and thinkers, and prepare for a lifetime of change and growth.
If you are among the generations of individuals who know and love Rider, let me extend a warm welcome to these pages. For those who are just learning about our University, I hope you will enjoy exploring our Web site. We look forward to introducing you to the great qualities and people you’ll find at Rider.
Mordechai Rozanski became Rider University’s sixth president on August 1, 2003 and announced on January 29 that he intends to retire on July 31, 2015.
Guided by a comprehensive strategic plan, President Rozanski, in partnership with the Rider community, has led a successful program of institutional renewal that is advancing the University to the next level of excellence. It currently enrolls some 5,500 undergraduate and graduate students taught and supported by some 1,000 faculty and staff.