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LIU Post

LIU Post
LIU Post
Motto Mens Regnum bona possidet (LIU Post)
Urbi et Orbi (Long Island University)
Established 1954
Type Private
President Dr. Kimberly R. Cline
Academic staff
341 full-time
Undergraduates 5,169
Postgraduates 3,303
Location Brookville, NY, USA
Campus Suburban, 307.9 acres/1.24km²
NCAA Division II
Nickname Pioneers

LIU Post (formerly, and still formally known as,[1] the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and often referred to as C.W. Post) is a private institution of higher education located in Brookville in Nassau County, New York, United States. It is the largest campus of the private Long Island University system.

The campus is named after breakfast cereal inventor Charles William Post, father of Marjorie Merriweather Post, who sold the property (which had been her Long Island estate known as Hillwood) to LIU in 1951 for $200,000 ($1,817,179 today).[2] Three years after it acquired the property, LIU renamed it in honor of Post's father.[3]


  • Campus 1
  • Residence life 2
  • Academics 3
  • Rebranding campaign 4
  • Accreditations 5
  • Rankings 6
  • Student life 7
  • Athletics 8
  • Notable faculty 9
  • Notable alumni 10
  • References 11
  • External links 12


LIU Post is located on 307 acres (1.24 km2) of rolling hills in the Brookville area of Glen Head (on Long Island's North Shore). The area is sometimes datelined as Greenvale, because there is no Brookville post office, and the school is in the zip code that is served by the Greenvale post office, which is to the west. "Greenvale" is also the name of the nearest Long Island Rail Road station.

Humanities Hall and Life Sciences/Pell Hall are the main educational buildings on campus that house a majority of the core curriculum classes. Classes are also held in Hoxie Hall, Roth Hall, Lorber Hall, the Theater Film and Dance building, Sculpture Studio, Crafts Center, Fine Arts Center, B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, and the newly renovated Kahn Discovery Center.

Kumble Hall serves as the Student Services building and houses the Registrar, Bursar, Records and Registration, Financial Aid, Academic Counseling, and Professional Experience and Career Planning (PEP) offices.

One of the better known parts of the LIU Post campus is the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, which is on the west side of the campus. Previously known as the Bush-Brown Concert Theater (for the longtime Long Island University chancellor Dr. Albert Bush-Brown), the Tilles Center has hosted myriad musical and theatrical events.[3]

The Hillwood Commons serves as the student activities center, although there are several administrative offices within it. Hillwood has a study lounge, commuter lounge, recreation lounge, and TV lounge (located on opposite sides of the two-story building) that are always open, as long as Hillwood is open. The Hillwood Cafe, Subway, and Starbucks are all located in Hillwood and serve as the main dining areas, along with the Winnick Student Center.

The Hillwood Commons serves also as a meeting area for resident and commuter students to get to know each other through informal association outside of the classroom. The Hillwood Commons area also houses the Student Technology Center, Hillwood Computer Lab, Hillwood Cinema, and Steinberg Museum of Art at Hillwood.

Residence life

Students can choose to live in one of the eight residence halls on campus. All of them are co-ed, with males and females divided by floor or wing. Each hall accommodates from 40 to 380 students. Five of the residence halls – Brookville, Kings, Queens, Post and Riggs – offer traditional-style living.

The South Residence Complex (Suites) features an all-suite design, with up to eight students sharing a common living area, double bedrooms and a semi-private bath area. This layout is popular with upper-class students who want to share living accommodations with a group of friends.

Two other residence halls – Suffolk and Nassau – offer more specialized options. Suffolk Hall is a traditional-style hall designed for 24-hour intensified study for students who prefer a quiet, academic-centered environment. Nassau Hall offers the additional benefit of long-stay accommodations over vacations and in between semesters for students who are from out of state.

Every residence hall has lounges for relaxation or study, as well as laundry facilities.[4]


LIU Post offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the following colleges and schools:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • College of Management
  • College of Education and Information Science
  • School of Health Professions and Nursing
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts

Rebranding campaign

On January 1, 2012, Long Island University rebranded itself as LIU. A simplified logo was introduced, replacing the Long Island map and the words "Long Island University" with the bold letters "LIU" and a triangle. The logo's upward triangle, the Greek symbol of delta, symbolizes upward movement and change. The names of LIU's six campuses also received shorter designations, uniting them under the new LIU brand. The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is now referred to as LIU Post.


The academic programs of LIU Post are registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition to the entire University, various other academic programs are specially accredited by professional organizations, signifying they meet the highest standards of educational quality are determined by leaders in the field. Organizations that professionally accredit LIU Post programs are:[5]

  • AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • American Art Therapy Association
  • Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, American Dietetic Association
  • Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs
  • American Library Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (in cooperation with the Council on Accreditation of the American Health Information Management Association [AHIMA])
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • National Association of Schools of Public Affairs & Administration
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council


The LIU Post undergraduate program is ranked in the fourth tier (schools ranked 196 through 258) of the "Best National Universities" category of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges", 2008 edition.

Its MBA program had been listed in Princeton Review's Best 296 Business Schools for 13 years in a row.

Student life

LIU Post is located about 25 miles (40 km) from New York City.

While on campus, students can join one of the many clubs, organizations, and student leadership positions.

LIU Post also has a diverse student body, with individuals of African-American and Latino descent making up the majority of the minority student population. The student population comes mostly from eastern Long Island, New York City, and the New York metropolitan area, although there is a significant number of students from across the U.S. and internationally.

Post is also known for being quiet Friday through Sunday (sometimes referred to as a suitcase school). Most residents leave during the weekends, or on Thursday nights since there are very few Friday classes. Although weekends have been more active since Southampton College moved its undergraduate program to LIU Post, there is still a significant difference in the campus population on weekends. A good percentage of students choose to attend parties at local clubs, many of which begin on Thursday night. Others travel to New York City or elsewhere on Long Island.


LIU Post is a Division II school that is governed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the East Coast Conference (ECC), and the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10).

Students can also participate in sports for leisure at the Pratt Recreation Center where they can enjoy sports such as Basketball, Volleyball, Racquetball, and Swimming. There is also a state-of-the-art Fitness Center for aerobic and cardiovascular work-outs. The athletic fields and courts serve students wishing to play outdoor sports such as Football, Baseball, Soccer, Softball and Tennis.[4]

The Pratt Center is also a venue for Nassau County and New York State high school basketball playoff games, both men's and women's, along with the Clark Center at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury.

LIU Post is also the only college campus on Long Island to maintain an Equestrian Center for horseback riding.

LIU Post won three Men's Lacrosse Division II National Championships. Their first title came in 1996 when they defeated Adelphi 15-10 in the championship and their second came in 2009 when they defeated Le Moyne 8-7 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The third title came in 2010 when they defeated Le Moyne 14-9 in a rematch of the 2009 title game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

The LIU Post Women's Lacrosse team had a perfect, undefeated season and won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 2007.

LIU Post also boasts a nationally ranked ACHA ice hockey club team that competes in the Great Northeast Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Notable faculty

  • Bob Brier, Egyptologist and mummy specialist
  • Thomas Fahy, English professor and horror novel author
  • Michael Soupios, Professor of Political Science and author of numerous books on philosophy, religion, and politics
  • Panos Mourdoukoutas, Economics professor, world-renowned economist, Forbes blogger
  • T.K. Blue, Leads the Jazz Band
  • Paul Kim, Music Theory, History, and keyboard teacher. Renowned piano recording artist.
  • Rick DesRochers, Theatre History. Award-winning author of numerous books on Vaudeville-era theatre and comedians.
  • David Hugo, acting and musical theatre. Award-winning director, and long-term cast member of Les Misérables on Broadway.

Notable alumni


  1. ^ Rebranding FAQ
  3. ^ C.W. Post Campus History
  4. ^ C.W. Post Campus Residence Halls
  5. ^ CW POST Accreditations
  6. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". 

External links

  • Official website
  • Official athletics website

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