Donald Booth, a registered architect and alumnus of New York Institute of Technology, has joined the university as vice president, capital planning and facilities.
Reporting to President Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Booth brings to New York Tech more than 30 years of experience as an owner’s representative, constructor, and registered architect, with a focus on institutional facilities.
He most recently was an assistant vice president at Northwell Health, where he was responsible for all central region capital projects, encompassing six hospitals, a regional ambulatory network, and a corporate portfolio for the health system.
“Don’s technical acumen, collaborative spirit, collegiality, and communication skills will be enormous assets to New York Tech as we embark on exciting capital projects in the years ahead,” Foley said.
At New York Tech, Booth will provide leadership in the operation, maintenance, renovation, and construction of university buildings and grounds, real estate, and other physical plant infrastructure.
His responsibilities will span all New York Tech campuses, including its two New York campuses — in Long Island and New York City — as well as campuses in Jonesboro, Arkansas and Vancouver, Canada.
In addition to his extensive experience in healthcare facilities and capital planning at both Northwell Health and Catholic Health, Booth also has more than a decade of experience practicing architecture and construction in private industry.
“I’m excited to be at New York Tech, creating world-class spaces for faculty, staff, and students. The fact that I am a graduate of New York Tech makes it even more exciting. I am looking forward to making a difference in the student experience and helping them to reach their goals,” Booth said.
Booth is also in the 2020 class of the Energia Partnership, which brings together a diverse group of ethical leaders from Long Island’s public, private and not-for-profit sectors to help address the region’s most complex issues.
Each year, the program assembles a “class” of no more than 50 ethical, proven leaders that participates in a dynamic, two-year academy featuring a series of one-day programs, each focusing on a particular issue.