Thursday, April 18, 2024



William E. Berry, Jr.


William E. Berry, Jr. has distinguished himself by serving in a variety of academic, executive, and student affairs administrative positions at major colleges and universities for three decades. An activist educator and college teacher, change agent, and historian interested in the dynamics of the urban milieu and sustainability, Bill Berry brings to his professional life a wide variety of senior level management skills complemented by a keen penchant and passion for the visual and performing arts.
Bill  has  served  as  assistant  dean  for  undergraduate  studies  at  the  State  University of New York’s Center at Stony Brook, directed Antioch University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in Maryland, and served as dean of student affairs at Malcolm-King College, Harlem, New York. William Berry served as the first dean of institutional initiatives at Cayuga Community College of the State University of New York, and more recently as vice president of student affairs at Briarcliffe College on Long Island.  In addition to the above positions, Bill has provided executive level assistance to the presidents of Rockland Community College, State University of New York as well as at York College, The City University of New York. 
As a consultant, William Berry has provided services to federal agencies, private corporations, local governmental agencies, and non-profit community organizations. In this regard, he has served on a number of committees and boards, including: the Board of Directors for the City of Auburn’s Booker T. Washington Community Center; The Joint Occupational Education committee, B.O.C.E.S. of Cayuga and Onondaga Counties of New York; City of Auburn’s Mayor’s Committee on Undoing Racism; TheEducation Committee, Harriet Tubman Center for Justice and Piece, Auburn, New York; Board of Directors for Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center, Rockland County, New York; The Advisory Board, Science Engineering Mathematics Aerospace Academy of Queens, New York.  Bill is currently CEO of aaduna, Inc. a registered non-profit corporation and 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization that publishes aaduna, a thrice yearly arts publication.  Please visit   
William Berry has presented papers to a number of learned organizations, including: National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 1 Conference, National TITLE III Workshop, Atlantic City, New Jersey; American Association of Community Colleges Annual Convention, Nashville, Tennessee; The Division of Institutional Development, U.S. Department of Education, American Association for Higher Education National Conference, Washington, D.C.; and National Association of Black Social Workers Annual Conference, New York City.  In recognition for his professional achievements, in 1992 William Berry received the Preserving the Environment Award from the Rotary Clubs of Rockland County, New York. In 1996 he received the Leadership and Appreciation Award from the United Way of Rockland County, New York.
A resident of Auburn, New York in the Finger Lakes region of Central New York State, Bill holds an undergraduate degree from Lehman College, CUNY and a Masters from Boston University. He has also completed doctoral level classes at New York University.






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