Chief Information Officer, Director of Facilities Operations Named

Photo of John Fabbricante and Michael Pastine

Two executives with a combined 34 years of experience in professional service have joined SUNY Old Westbury to lead the campus' Information Technology Services and Maintenance & Facilities Operations departments. 

Michael A. Pastine has been appointed as assistant vice president and chief information officer while John J. Fabbricante has been named director of facilities operations.

“All members of the campus community interact and appreciate the hard work of the Information Technology Services and Facilities Departments, so we are looking forward to Michael and John bringing their leadership and expertise to those areas,” said President Timothy E. Sams.  

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Michael A. Pastine

In his new role, Pastine is responsible for providing management to the units of Information Technology Services and for system-wide planning, management, security, and coordination of the University’s technological resources. Prior to SUNY Old Westbury, he served as the team lead and senior network security analyst for Fordham University in addition to being an adjunct professor in Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business & Computer Science. Pastine has also worked at Harding Advisory LLC as the chief information officer, where he oversaw all IT functions and departments.  

A resident of Bayside, New York, he earned a Master of Business Administration with a focus on analytic systems and a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership, both from Fordham University. He has also served in the United States Army and Army National Guard.

Headshot of John J. Fabbricante
John J. Fabbricante

As director of facilities operations, Fabbricante leads the campus' Maintenance and Facilities Operations unit. This includes maintenance and trades, custodial services, the campus heat plant, and the campus' general institutional services unit responsible for grounds, transportation, mail/receiving, environmental health and safety, and code compliance. Prior to his arrival at Old Westbury, he served as the director of engineering for The Carnegie Hall Corporation in New York City, supervising the physical plant for the world-famous performance venue. Fabbricante's career also includes Columbia University, where he was responsible for all electrical distribution and generation, fire systems, metering and monitoring, and supervised the procurement, contracting and operations of vendors related to both capital improvements and maintenance projects.

A resident of Garden City Park, New York, Fabbricante earned a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies from the National Labor College and a  professional diploma in Building Construction Project Management from New York University. He is a member of the International Association of Electrical Inspectors: New York Chapter, the Association of Energy Engineers and the National Fire Protection Association.