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Cost, Confidence, Completion and Change in Higher Education With Farmingdale State College President John Nader

June 9, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am EDT
Candlelight Diner
56 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Commack, NY 11725

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Dr. John S. Nader became President of Farmingdale State College in July 2016.
Dr. Nader has focused on the development of new academic programs, building partnerships with private industries and community colleges, advancing applied learning opportunities, expanding support for student
scholarships, improving student services, and enhancing buildings and grounds.
Of late, FSC earned recognition from the Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges and was designated as a Tree USA campus by the Arbor Day Foundation. The College attained Carnegie Community Engagement
Classification and received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Dr. Nader works to deepen engagement with campus constituencies and the broader community, hosting an annual legislative breakfast for leaders across Long Island and sponsoring civic and business group meetings with Farmingdale’s leadership team.
Recently, President Nader was instrumental in securing the strategic alliance and lease agreement between the Estee Lauder Companies and the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park. Since 2021, the College has secured three of the largest gifts in its history and enjoyed a significant growth in its endowment. In November 2022, the College received $70M in funding for a new building to house its Center for Computer Science and Information Technology Systems. The project is the culmination of several years of advocacy.
Dr. Nader is currently co-chair of the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council. He serves on the executive committee of the Skyline Athletic Conference, and is a member of the NCAA President’s Advisory Group. He is board chair of the Broadhollow Bioscience Park.
From 2009 to 2016, Dr. Nader was Provost at SUNY Delhi. He spent sixteen years in elective office, including four years as Mayor of the City of Oneonta.
He received a BA in Politics from Ithaca College and an MA and a PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research.