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Stuart Rabinowitz


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Nobody embodies Hofstra University like Stuart Rabinowitz. He was dean of Hofstra’s law school when the board of trustees chose him in 2001 to become the eighth president of LI’s largest private college. Nassau County can also rely on him as someone with a vested interest in whatever future the Nassau Hub holds. Rabinowitz has been a central figure in re-imagining Long Island; after all, the key to our collective success can be found in the students that walk through the halls of his institution. To wit, when NY Governor Andrew Cuomo assembled a group of leaders to represent LI in the application for major grant funding, it was Rabinowitz who led the committee. Hosting the second 2012 presidential debate certainly put Hofstra—and LI—on the national map, especially in a forum that let Long Islanders speak their minds to the men who would shape their lives. His most recent, and very ambitious project is the Hofstra-North Shore LIJ School of Medicine. When all is said and done, Rabinowitz has proven that the value of a liberal arts education lasts a lifetime.