School of Business Dean recognized among 'Kings of New York'

Dean Devasagayam accepting award

Dr. Raj Devasagayam, dean of the School of Business at the State University of New York at Old Westbury, was among the leaders from the worlds of business, philanthropy, and politics who were honored for their work during the Kings of New York Awards and Networking event, held recently at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck.

More than 450 supporters gathered to cheer on the honorees during the celebration, which connects and recognizes the most powerful and active members of the community in one room. The event was organized by Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island Press, and presented by The Whitmore Agency.

“This event celebrates and honors successful men in business who lead by example, making a positive impact in the community and workplace,” said Joanna Austin, publisher of the Press. “It is a forum to connect like-minded individuals to share valuable ideas and a vision as leaders, contributors, and mentors throughout New York.”

The School of Business at SUNY Old Westbury has prepared students for careers in accounting, finance, management, and marketing for more than 40 years. Through the instruction and research of its faculty, the School of Business pursues its mission of empowering students with the knowledge, skills, and values to think critically, communicate effectively, and act responsibly. Serving more than 800 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the School of Business offers rigorous academic training in a small class atmosphere.

“I am pleased to accept this award on behalf of the School Of Business at SUNY Old Westbury,” said Dr. Devasagayam. “This honor is reflective of the outstanding work being done by the faculty of our school and the achievements our students and alumni are experiencing through the power of their Old Westbury education." 

Photo Caption:  School of Business Dean Raj Devasagayam (left) receives his "Kings of New York" award from Schneps Media Founder and Owner Vicki Schneps.