SUNY Old Westbury announces new College Council appointments

Collage of photos of the four new appointees

The State University of New York at Old Westbury is proud to welcome four new members to its College Council, including a new College Council chair.

The new members are:

  •     Mili Makhijani, a resident of East Northport, New York, who will serve as College Council Chair. Makhijani is the principal law clerk to Hon. Randy Sue Marber, Supreme Court of Nassau County.
  •     Phillip E. Elliott, a resident of Baldwin, New York, and senior pastor of The Antioch Baptist Church of Hempstead.
  •     Martha Maffei, a resident of East Moriches, New York, and executive director of SEPA Mujer, Inc. in Patchogue.   
  •     Theresa A. Regnante, a resident of Bay Shore, New York, and president and CEO of United Way of Long Island.

“We at Old Westbury believe the passionate pursuit of an engaged populace is vital to the health and well-being of society,” said College President Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III.  “In both their professional and personal efforts, our new Council members have exhibited a passionate energy for such engagement. I am confident they will provide valuable leadership and guidance as SUNY Old Westbury continues on its positive trajectory.”

SUNY Old Westbury is a selective public liberal arts college with more than 5,000 students studying in more than 45 undergraduate degree opportunities in its liberal arts and professional programs and 19 graduate programs in business, data analytics, education, liberal studies, and mental health counseling. On the College’s 604-acre campus, students are challenged to take ownership of their futures through an environment that demands academic excellence, fosters intercultural understanding, and endeavors to stimulate a passion for learning and a commitment to building a more just and sustainable world.

Photo -- The new council members (clockwise from upper left):  Mili Makhijani, Phillip E. Elliott, Theresa Regnante and Martha Maffei.