Psychology Professor Selected as SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute Fellow

Dr. Fred Millán, director of SUNY Old Westbury's Master's in Mental Health Counseling Program, and Interim Psychology Department Chair, has been named as a fellow for the State University of New York Hispanic Leadership Institute by SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras. He is one of only 11 faculty and staff members from across the SUNY system to be selected for the 2021 class. The Hispanic Leadership Institute is charged with developing and supporting the next generation of Hispanic/LatinX leaders throughout SUNY.

“The Hispanic Leadership Institute showcases SUNY’s efforts to make the university system the most inclusive in the nation by developing the leadership potential of faculty and staff from groups historically underrepresented in higher education administration," said Dr. Teresa Miller, officer-in-charge and SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer. "It is a testament to Dr. Millán's intellect, dedication and talent to be selected for this program."

In addition to his various roles at Old Westbury, Dr Millán's currently serves as a member of the New York State Board for Licensure/Discipline, and as a trustee for The Trust, an independent trust offering insurance, financial security, and risk management programs for psychologists and related individuals nationwide. He is a former president of the Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards and the National Latinx Psychological Association, former chair of the American Psychological Association Ethics Committee, former chair of the New York State Board for Psychology and former co-chair of the APA/ASPPB/Trust Joint Task Force on Telepsychology.

Millán, a resident of Bayside, Queens, has conducted numerous presentations, workshops and published articles on diversity issues in psychotherapy and clinical supervision; telepsychology; and ethics. Dr. Millán was the co-editor of “A Telepsychology Casebook: Using Technology Ethically and Effectively in Your Professional Practice.”