Office of the President

College President

Welcome to the State University of New York at Old Westbury! It is my hope that you will spend some time exploring our website to learn more about our rich history, mission, and invigorating campus community. 

With more than 5,000 students and more than 300 full- and part-time faculty members, ours is a small public college, but one with big ideals and impacts. Academically, our College seeks motivated students and produces graduates ready to succeed in the global marketplace. Equally important, however, is our commitment to instilling in our students a passion for education and improving the world we share.  

Old Westbury students learn from a dedicated faculty of educators, historians, scientists, journalists, sociologists, writers and artists recognized for the high quality of their teaching and dedication to the success of their students. Our professors take pride in preparing their students for life-long civic and professional engagement.

Browse through our challenging academic offerings. We have nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, education, and the arts and sciences - truly something for everyone as you embark on the journey of thinking critically and laying the foundation of your career. Students here also have an array of extracurricular opportunities to get involved in and build their leadership and communication skills. We are confident you will find something that interests you within our dozens of campus organizations.  These outside-the-classroom relationships will remain with you for life. Further, our Department of Athletics offers opportunities ranging from Division III intercollegiate competition to recreational sports activities.

Located on a picturesque 604-acre campus on Long Island, just 20 miles from the center of Manhattan, Old Westbury offers the best of both worlds. Of course, the best way to get to see that is to visit in person. We welcome you to come and meet our students and faculty, enjoy the beauty of our campus and attend one of the countless cultural offerings and events hosted by Old Westbury.

Whether you are a prospective student, current student, alumnus, parent or friend of our College, this site was designed to help you discover Old Westbury. Thank you for your interest.  Please do come and see us!

Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III
President, State University of New York at Old Westbury