Two connected to SUNY Old Westbury named to first-ever 'Long Island Power 50' list

Tom Allon and Theresa Sanders at the LI Power 50 reception

An alumna and the President of SUNY Old Westbury were among the 50 local professionals recognized recently on the inaugural “Long Island Power 50” list by City and State magazine and its affiliates.

According the publication, the list seeks to recognize those professionals who are driving the agenda in the region and who, while non-politicians, are key players in the world of New York politics and government.

College President Calvin O. Butts, III, was ranked 17 on the list, and cited for the “clear impact” he has had on higher education on Long Island over the course of his nearly 20-year tenure at the College.

Ranked at number 35 was 1982 graduate Theresa Sanders. Sanders, as president and CEO of the Urban League of Long Island, was recognized for being “at the forefront of equity and race discussions throughout the region” and for directing programs focused on economic independence and empowerment.

The “Long Island Power 50” was feted at a cocktail reception held at the Mansion at Oyster Bay in Woodbury, N.Y.  The list was created by City & State, a media organization dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy through in-depth, non-partisan coverage through weekly publications, daily e-briefs, events, podcast interviews and more.

Photo Caption: Alumna Theresa Sanders ’82 (right) is congratulated on making the “Long Island Power 50” by City & State President and Publisher Tom Allon.