Kimberly Cline

‘Sim baby’ lives as LIU Post opens care simulator

Championing an “experiential approach to educating the next generation of healthcare professionals,” Long Island University has raised the curtain on the Inter-Professional Learning Institute Simulation Laboratory. The LIU Post School of Health Professions and Nursing hosted a special ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 14 to officially open the state-of-the-art healthcare simulation lab, designed to promote collaborations between future nurses and other healthcare professionals – and prepare them “for roles in an increasingly complex and interdisciplinary healthcare environment,”…


Sanford’s $5M gift ignites LIU entrepreneurship

BY GREGORY ZELLER // A $5 million grant from a distinguished philanthropist has Long Island University riding high atop the regional innovation wave. With a boost from celebrated entrepreneur T. Denny Sanford, LIU has cut the ribbon on the T. Denny Sanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute. The university officially celebrated the opening of Phase I of the project – covering 3,935 square feet of newly renovated space inside Bush-Brown Hall, adjacent to the LIU Post…


Israel to lead LIU global institute, and write on

If you had “[Insert Distinguished Vocation Here]-in-Residence at a Long Island college” on your Steve Israel After-Congress Bingo card, fill it in. Long Island University announced Tuesday that the longtime U.S. representative will join LIU as chairman of the new LIU Institute for Global Issues and a Distinguished Writer in Residence on Jan. 4, immediately following his retirement from Congress. Israel, who rose to become a chief messaging and campaign strategist for House democrats, announced…


LI economy: Fair to partly cloudy

By GREGORY ZELLER // The regional economy got a little good news on Thursday, as AVZ presented its annual economic survey and opinion poll. The Hauppauge accounting firm’s 22nd annual assessment of the Long Island economy was chock full of glad tidings, including boosted confidence in the regional and national economies – the highest since the start of the recession in 2008 – and rising revenue and hiring projections. While the numbers were still, in…


Debrief: Kimberly Cline, Long Island University

As the 10th president in LIU history, Kimberly Cline heads a 90-year-old institution with Long Island and Brooklyn campuses, 20,000 students and over 500 distinct degree programs. Like her predecessors, she must safeguard the quality and reputation a large and comprehensive private university. But the first woman ever to serve as LIU president, now completing her second year in office, must do it in an era when collaboration with the surrounding business community has become…