For Immediate Release

Nassau Community College Dean Dr. David Oyero Appointed
Fellow at SUNY’s Black Leadership Institute

Dr. David Oyero March 14, Garden City, NY – Dr. David Oyero, Nassau Community College’s Interim Dean of Students and a resident of Laurelton, Queens, has been selected as one of seven emerging Black leaders to participate in SUNY’s Black Leadership Institute (BLI).

A program within the State University of New York (SUNY) Office of Executive Recruitment and Leadership Development, BLI will support, retain, and foster the success of emerging and current Black leaders. In a rigorous nine-month curriculum, fellows will be guided through leadership assessments, interactive online and in-person workshops, and professional mentoring sessions designed to advance leadership skills. BLI is modeled after SUNY’s nationally recognized Hispanic Leadership Institute.

"In appointing Dr. Oyero to the Black Leadership Institute, SUNY is not just celebrating a gifted administrator but also recognizing a beacon of hope, a student advocate, and a catalyst for change,” said Dr. Maria Conzatti, Chief Administrative Officer at Nassau Community College. “His dedication to fostering understanding, equality and empowerment will undoubtedly help shape the leaders of tomorrow."

“The launch of the SUNY Black Leadership Institute marks a transformative step in our journey towards fostering a more inclusive and equitable academic environment,” said SUNY Senior Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. Ricardo Nazario-Colón. “BLI, alongside HLI, stands as a testament to our commitment to nurturing and elevating strong and effective leaders. These programs are not just about providing opportunities; they are about creating spaces where a diversity of voices are heard, valued, and given the platform to lead.”

“As a higher education professional, I believe all institutions should provide the highest quality of service, academic support and inclusive experiences that students need to succeed,” said Dr. David Oyero, Interim Dean of Students at Nassau Community College. “My favorite motto is “If serving is beneath you, leadership is beyond you. This is the foundation of my leadership style.” Dr. Oyero holds a Doctor of Education in Educational and Policy Leadership from Hofstra University, a Master in Higher Education Administration from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from State University of New York at Old Westbury.

For more information about the SUNY Black Leadership Institute, visit Photos and biographies are available here.

Media Contact:  Gail Mattimore | | (516) 572-9634

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to transform lives through higher education. Serving 17,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC offers more than 80 programs that lead to an associate’s degree or certificate. Through on-campus and online offerings, the College educates local and international students, and boasts 168,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence, affordability, and ease of transferability to four-year schools. 

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