People: Voices

President's message

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Every day when I walk around campus and see groups of students walking to class together, laughing over a meal in Cranberry’s, relaxing on the patio or enjoying coffee at Starbucks, I am struck by the powerful friendships that I see being forged all across our University.

Every day when I walk around campus and see groups of students walking to class together, laughing over a meal in Cranberry’s, relaxing on the patio or enjoying coffee at Starbucks, I am struck by the powerful friendships that I see being forged all across our University.I know these college friendships may very well last a lifetime, and can be just as transformative and valuable as the education received in the classroom.

In the pages of this magazine, you will read a compelling story of friendship and philanthropy, built upon an unexpected Rider experience that began many decades ago. Last fall, former TE Connectivity CEO Thomas Lynch ’75 revealed a $5.5 million gift to the University that included a surprise naming of the former North Hall for his best friend and fellow Rider alumnus Joseph Adler ’75, ’90.

Tom’s extraordinary gift is one of the largest individual gifts ever received in Rider’s history. Watching this surprise unfold between best friends was quite an experience, one I won’t soon forget. I encourage you to read more about Tom and Joe’s friendship, and reflect on the valuable friendships you formed as a Rider student.

I believe Rider magazine showcases the best of our University. Outstanding faculty, successful alumni, talented students and athletes, and palpable progress move our University forward each and every day. Thank you for your ongoing support, and for taking time from your busy life to read more about Rider.

Sincerely,

Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D.

President, Rider University

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