SUNY Old Westbury Secretary Earns Classified Service Award

Johnson with President Butts

Ms. Annette Johnson, who serves as the secretary for the English Department at SUNY Old Westbury has been recognized by the State University of New York Board of Trustees with a 2018 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service. The Award recognizes individuals who continuously demonstrate outstanding achievement, skill and commitment to their respective positions across the SUNY system, and excellence in activities beyond the scope of the job description.

“Ms. Johnson has served our College for more than 25 years in various capacities, but one commonality in my discussions with her colleagues about her work is her willingness to always go above what is asked of her, with pride and devotion,” said College President Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III. “Annette represents the best qualities of what makes Old Westbury work behind the scenes - a dependability and resilience that places the best interests of students, faculty and the College at the forefront of her efforts every day.”

Johnson, a resident of Huntington Station, New York, has worked for the university since 1991, having served in the offices of Bursar, Public and Media Relations and Human Resources, before joining the English Department in 2007. She has grown the English Department’s orientation program for its own faculty, and taken on mentorship roles across campus for newly hired secretaries and administrative staff. She has also served on the board of directors of the Old Westbury chapter of the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA).