LIU is one of the nation's largest private universities. Since its founding in 1926, LIU has provided high quality academic programs taught by world-class faculty. LIU offers 500 accredited programs to more than 20,000 students and has a network of over 200,000 living alumni, including leaders in industries across the globe. Now in its 67th year, LIU established the Polk Awards in 1949 to commemorate George Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek civil war. LIU is recognized for its commitment to engaged education, service learning, and entrepreneurial thinking and empowers students with the skills they need to excel in the classroom and in their careers.
Dr. Kimberly R. Cline became the 10th president of Long Island University (LIU) in July 2013. Dr. Cline is leading the 90-year-old institution through a transformational process to provide students with an exceptional education that emphasizes experiential learning, with a solid grounding in liberal arts and sciences. LIU has created dynamic new schools and career-ready programs under Dr. Cline’s leadership, headlined by the School of Computer Science, Innovation and Management Engineering in the AACSB International-accredited LIU Post College of Management. The school prepares students to develop and manage technology solutions, providing top talent for New York's vibrant startup community. In addition, LIU is the first private college in the region to be selected to participate in the START-UP NY initiative, with campus space designated for use by new high-tech businesses. Dr. Cline has also spearheaded the establishment of the School of Arts and Communication at LIU Brooklyn, along with a groundbreaking partnership with Paramount Events Center to restore the legendary Brooklyn Paramount Theatre at LIU Brooklyn. These initiatives reinforce LIU’s prominent role in the artistic renaissance of downtown Brooklyn, providing unique opportunities for the LIU community of creators and performers. Dr. Cline is a board member of the Center for Creative Leadership and the Long Island Association. She serves as chair for the Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities, co-chairs New York Campus Compact’s executive board, and is college chair of the Long Island Chapter of the New York Blood Center. “I am continually struck by Dr. Cline’s passionate vision for higher education as an agent of economic mobility. She is a 'myth-buster,' eloquently articulating how private colleges and universities serve a diverse population.” - Laura L. Anglin, Former President, Commission of Independent Colleges and Universities