By CBSNewYork Team

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Friday was a historic day at Hofstra University.

Dr. Susan Poser became the school’s first female president in the institution’s 86-year history.

Poser began her tenure at Friday’s inaugural ceremony.

She was previously provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

CBSNewYork Team