Office of the President

Timothy E. Sams Appointed President of SUNY Old Westbury

Dr. Timothy E. Sams, a veteran administrator with a track record of student-focused leadership and success, was appointed president at SUNY Old Westbury by the State University of New York Board of Trustees on November 4, 2020. The appointment is effective on or about January 11, 2021. Please visit the College newsroom to read more about the appointment of Dr. Sams.


Fall 2020 Officer-in-Charge Teresa A. Miller 

Portrait of Dr. Teresa MillerState University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras announced on August 27, 2020 the appointment of Dr. Teresa A. Miller as officer-in-charge of SUNY Old Westbury effective September 1st, after President Calvin O. Butts III leaves campus following more than 20 years of service. 

“Dr. Teresa Miller’s commitment to diversity and depth of experience as a professor and a leader on campus and at SUNY system administration will benefit the SUNY Old Westbury community during their leadership transition and as campus begins the fall 2020 semester,” said Chancellor Malatras. “As a member of SUNY’s leadership team as campus reopening plans were reviewed, Dr. Miller is well aware of the planning that has enabled campuses to resume classes and is prepared to make additional changes to keep our students and the communities we serve safe.”

“President Butts has led a rebuilding of SUNY Old Westbury both in growing enrollment with an increasingly diverse student body, and in renewing the campus infrastructure,” said Chancellor Malatras. “And, more importantly, he has inspired a generation of students passing through Old Westbury to earn their degree and has created of culture of community service. We thank him for his years of service to SUNY.”

Dr. Miller will serve as SUNY Old Westbury officer-in-charge as the search for a permanent president nears completion.

Dr. Miller serves on SUNY’s senior leadership team as Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer, which she will continue to serve during the SUNY Old Westbury leadership transition.