Presidential Search

Board of Trustees
Rider University
2083 Lawrenceville Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 


June 30, 2014

To: Rider University Community

Michael B. Kennedy, Chair of the Board of Trustees 
and Chair of the Presidential Search Committee

Subject: Presidential Search Update

Dear Members of the Rider University Community, 

I am excited to report that there have been several notable Presidential Search developments since my last update in April.

As you may know, Steve Lorenzet and Dave Keenan are leaving Rider. We wish them the best in their new positions. As a result of their departure, we have added three new members to the Search Committee. They are: Pat Mosto, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Sciences; Marge O’Reilly-Allen, Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Accounting and Director of the Master of Accountancy program; and Cindy Threatt, Associate Dean of Residential Programs. 

Our search consultants, Steve Leo and Vicki Henderson from the national search firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates have started the process of contacting candidates who have been nominated by others as well as actively recruiting prospective candidates from their database. We are eager to hear from individuals within the University community concerning thoughts and ideas that can benefit this Presidential Search. We invite you to nominate individuals whom you believe the committee should consider for President of our unique institution by emailing names and CV’s to

The Search Committee has begun the review of applications and will continue to review applications through the summer. We are on track to conduct our preliminary interviews in September with the goal of having candidates on campus in October. I will continue to update you as we move along in the process and will keep you informed of the progress of the Search Committee’s work.

Thank you for your support of this important undertaking by the University, your nominations and your thoughtful ideas and contributions. It is our hope that we identify and select the best individual possible to lead Rider University into this, a bright future. 

Mike Kennedy