SUNY Old Westbury welcomed three veteran administrators to its staff recently with Dr. Randall M-J Edouard joining as vice president for student affairs, Teseria Ezzell as executive director of human resources, and Bryant Terry as vice president for enrollment management and marketing.
“SUNY Old Westbury looks forward to the many contributions that our new team members will bring to our institution,” said President Timothy E. Sams. “Their collective experience and demonstrated dedication to student success and organizational leadership will help advance our mission and strategic plan.”
As vice president for student affairs, Edouard will provide leadership for student life initiatives that promote a sense of community, civility, celebrate diversity, and advance an inclusive campus. He most recently served as assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Binghamton University, having previously worked as assistant vice provost and director of admissions, director of the educational opportunity program and divisional diversity officer for student affairs.
Prior to Binghamton, Edouard held several positions within the educational opportunity programs at Stony Brook University and Hofstra University.
He earned a doctorate of Education in Educational Theory, Research and Practice from Binghamton University, a Master’s of Science in Foundations of Educational Administration and Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in English from Hofstra University.
He has received an Outstanding Community Commitment Award from the Association for the Social Advancement of People Inc. and a NAACP Outstanding Guest Speaker award among his accomplishments.
As the executive director of human resources, Ezzell will lead all functions related to employment policies and procedures, organizational goals and structure, staff compensation, accommodations and benefits.
She previously served as project director for human resources at Suffolk County Community College, the largest multi-campus community college in New York State with over 3,000 employees. In addition to Suffolk, Ezzell worked for the public and private sectors with additional human resource positions at Stony Brook University Hospital, Nurses 24/7 and Bayada Nurses
Ezzell earned a master’s of business administration at the University of Scranton, a bachelor of science in business management and a bachelor of science in economics with a minor in political science from Stony Brook University. She has certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and as a professional in human resources.
As vice president for enrollment management and marketing, Dr. Terry will lead processes related to admissions, student retention, financial aid, and new student orientation. Terry most recently served as senior vice president at Oak Point University in Illinois where he successfully reorganized key areas into one student experience unit.
With 30 years of experience, he has also served as vice chancellor at Arkansas State University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro; associate vice president at Montclair State University and Seton Hall University, both in New Jersey.
Among other roles earlier in his career, Dr. Terry served as special assistant to the assistant dean of enrollment at the University of Miami and was director of financial aid at Florida A&M University.
Terry earned a Ph.D. in educational administration and Foundations from Illinois State University, a Master of Human Resource Management from Thomas Edison State College, a Master of Business Administration from Fontbonne College and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
He is chair of the Committee of the Year for The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.