Written by Donna Duffy Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00
SUNY College at Old Westbury recently named Dr. Anthony DeLuca of Levittown as the College’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2014-15 academic year.
DeLuca, now entering his third year at Old Westbury, also holds the position as director Old Westbury’s Honors College.
“We are thrilled that Dr. DeLuca will serve as Old Westbury’s Faculty Athletics Representative,” said director of athletics Lenore Walsh. “He is a champion for intercollegiate athletics and has been involved with our program since his arrival at Old Westbury. I am looking forward to the opportunity to work closely with Dr. DeLuca in support of our students’ academic and athletic pursuits at Old Westbury.”
The FAR is designated by the institution to serve as a liaison between the institution and the athletics department, and also as a representative of the institution in conference and NCAA affairs. Each institution determines the role of the FAR at that particular institution.
Since Dr. DeLuca’s arrival at Old Westbury, he has increased enrollment at the honors college from 112 to 184, in addition to raising the required 3.2 grade point average to 3.4, which will then climb to 3.5 by the Fall 2015 semester.
Dr. DeLuca graduated from Island Trees High School, where he was a member of the wrestling team before transitioning into college. Dr. DeLuca graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from
Queens College in 1982, and then earned a master’s degree and achieved his doctrine in English from The Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York in 1996 and 2000, respectively.
Dr. DeLuca has over 20 years of experience in higher education, holding positions as dean of academic services at SUNY Rockland Community College (2010-12), acting assistant dean for academic operations at Queensborough Community College (2007-08), director of coordinated undergraduate education at Queensborough Community College (2007), director of college discovery resource center at LaGuardia Community College (2002-06), researcher/writer from the school of medicine at Stony Brook University (2002), assistant professor in the department of English at St. Joseph’s College (2000-01), adjunct assistant professor at Hunter College (1998-00) and an adjunct lecturer at Queens College (1993-97).
Dr. DeLuca and his wife, Caroline, reside in Fresh Meadows, New York, with their three cats.
— Submitted by SUNY Old Westbury