It has been my singular privilege and honor to have served as President for 20 years at a special institution like Molloy College. We do, as you know, important work. We educate the leaders of tomorrow who will shape our communities in positive and caring ways.
We embrace the legacy, given to us by the Dominican Sisters of Amityville, to be a catalyst of transformation in ways both big and small. We ask of our students, employees and alumni, that each person commit to making a difference in the lives of others. I have believed, through my time as President, that we matter, that what we do, what we choose to believe, how we choose to act, and how we choose to treat others are the ways in which we build a caring, compassionate and livable world. Our education embraces the good in humanity and challenges each person to be a positive agent of transformation.
I have endeavored the last 20 years to bring this belief into reality. On June 14, I will step down as President and Dr. Jim Lentini will become the seventh president of Molloy College. We are lucky and blessed to have Jim join our community. Not only is he a capable and experienced administrator, but he also embraces, on a personal level, this same commitment to the transformative power of education.
In many ways, Dr. Lentini began his presidency in April, agreeing to join the senior leadership team in our decision-making, attending meetings to ensure a continuity of leadership, a real necessity in the wake of the quickly evolving reality of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is clear to me that the College has found in Jim Lentini a true believer in our mission, a compassionate leader who will guide the College through the pandemic, and a conscientious visionary who will take Molloy to even greater heights.
Let me close by thanking all of you for gracing me with your friendship and support. A lot has happened at Molloy over the past two decades, the result of the work of many hands. The future is indeed bright. Let us embrace it together.
Drew Bogner, Ph.D.