Long Island Independent Higher Education Forum - May 10

News Date: 5/1/2013

WHEN: Friday, May 10 from 8:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Hofstra University, University Club, 225 Hofstra Blvd., Hempstead, NY
Parking available in the lot adjacent to the University Club.
WHAT: Long Island's private, not-for-profit colleges and universities, in conjunction with the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU), will host the “Long Island Independent Higher Education Forum: Brainpower, Partnerships and Resources for Our Region.” The forum will showcase partnerships and provide an opportunity for exchanging ideas and networking for higher education, government, business and community leaders. Discussions will focus on further harnessing independent higher education’s community and workforce contributions for the economic and social good of the region. Free and open to the public.
8:45 am – Networking Breakfast
Join participating Long Island private, not-for-profit colleges and university representatives for conversations about campus-community partnerships. Outreach and response during Hurricane Sandy will be a special focus.

9:15 am – Welcome & Remarks from presidents of Long Island Independent Colleges and Universities and from elected officials, including:

  • New York State Senator, Temporary President and Majority Coalition Leader Dean G. Skelos
  • New York State Senator and Chairman of the Senate Higher Education Committee Kenneth P. LaValle
  • New York State Senator John J. Flanagan
  • New York State Senator Lee M. Zeldin
  • New York State Assemblymember Charles D. Lavine
  • New York State Assemblymember Chad A. Lupinacci

10:00 am – Think Globally, Hire Locally: A Dialogue About Working with Campuses to Attract and Retain Talent
The panel discussion will highlight partnerships between the organizations that seek to hire students for internships, co-ops, or permanent placement and independent colleges and universities. Attracting and retaining talent in the region will be the overarching theme.
Moderator: Andrea Lohneiss, Long Island Regional Director, Empire State Development

  • Joe Cabral, senior vice president of human resources, North Shore-LIJ System
  • Kevin Law, president, Long Island Association
  • Sandra Mahoney, vice president, community impact and educational initiatives, United Way of Long Island
  • Donna Mulligan, vice president of human resources, Broadridge Financial

10:55 am – Closing remarks

(agenda as of May 7)

TO REGISTER: http://islongislandforum.eventbrite.com


Contact: Jennifer Miller (jennifer@CICU.org; (o) 518-436-4781; (c) 518-336-5468) or Terri Standish-Kuon (terri@CICU.org)

BACKGROUND: More than 50,000 students enroll each year at independent, not-for-profit colleges and universities on Long Island. These campuses directly employ 10,900 individuals and contribute $2.8 billion to the New York State economy annually. Along with their role as anchor tenants, Independent Sector campuses also are talent magnets, workforce and innovation catalysts and community partners.

CICU Member Campuses on Long Island: 
Adelphi University, Dowling College, Hofstra University, Long Island University, Molloy College, New York Institute of Technology, Polytechnic University, St. Joseph’s College, Touro College, Watson School of Biological Sciences at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Webb Institute.