SUNY Old Westbury Introduces Three to Administrative Team

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SUNY Old Westbury President Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III, has announced the appointments of three new members to College's administration. 

“There is great value in adding new voices to any community of people," said President Butts.  "These professionals have brought to our campus experience, enthusiasm, and ideas that will surely play an important role on our campus as it continues to progress and improve.”  

  • Dr. Jacob Heller, of Stony Brook, N.Y., has been appointed to the position of assistant vice president for institutional research and assessment. Heller will coordinate strategies for expediting data collection, performing in depth data analysis for a wide range of constituents, consulting on survey research, and developing data used for decision-making and a broad number of institutional and academic assessments. He moves to this position after serving most recently as an associate professor in the College’s Sociology Department. He earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from Stony Brook University, and has been with the College since 2001. 
  • Ms. Claudia Marin Andrade, of Wheatley Heights, N.Y., joined the College as its dean of students.  Marin Andrade comes to Old Westbury with more than 16 years of experience in higher education, most recently from Hofstra University where she was the assistant dean of students and director of the Office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness. While at Hofstra, she managed the behavioral intervention team, and provided strategic planning, assessment and management for high-risk areas such as substance use, abuse and Title IX educational initiatives.  Marin Andrade is currently pursuing a doctorate in education leadership and has earned an M.S.W. from Fordham University
  • Mr. Rossano Rovello, of Wantagh, N.Y., is the College’s new director of advancement initiatives. Rovello will work to advance the mission of the College by planning, organizing, and implementing strategies to increase the level of personal engagement and financial commitment from alumni and friends of our institution. He most recently served as associate director of individual giving at St. Francis College. In addition to holding degrees from two SUNY institutions, he earned a Master of Arts degree in East Asian Studies from St. John’s University, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Long Island.

(From L-R: Heller, Marin Andrade, Rovello)