Advisory Groups

A number of permanent and short-term advisory groups inform Dr. Sams' leadership of SUNY Old Westbury. Below is a list of standing organizations or committees that have an official charge, meet regularly, and report on findings and recommendations.

Community-based Groups

College Council

The SUNY Old Westbury College Council is an advisory body to the College comprised of up to nine members appointed by the Governor of New York State and one student elected from the student body.  Partners in serving the College's students and helping the institution respond to challenges and opportunities available to it, the community leaders who sit on the College Council meet multiple times a year to become informed of College activities and issues, to review major plans of the institution, and to enact regulations and policies as outlined in New York State Education Law.  Visit the College Council webpages for additional information.

Old westbury college foundation board of trustees

The Old Westbury College Foundation, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to assisting the State University of New York at Old Westbury in matters related to fund-raising and community relations.  The Board of Trustees of the Foundation is comprised of leaders in the fields of banking, law, education, construction, medicine , religion and more. Representing communities and industries across the metropolitan New York area, these professionals, both collectively and individually, lend support and advice in support of the growth and development of the College. Visit the Old Westbury College Foundation webpages for additional information.

Campus-based Groups

College cabinet

The College Cabinet is composed of the senior leadership of the College, including the provost, vice presidents, deans, the chair of the faculty senate, and senior members of the president’s office staff. The Cabinet meets weekly to address issues that affect the entire College. It is charged with framing policy and procedures, making recommendations to the president, and effectively implementing all decisions. The Cabinet is also responsible for aligning the College’s strategic plans and available resources to ensure that the College fulfills its mission.

Presidential Committees

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