Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Administration,

I am thrilled to announce that Christy Huynh has been appointed SUNY Oswego’s Dean of Students. Since being named Interim Dean of Students in February 2021, Huynh has worked steadfastly to solidify the role of the Office of the Dean of Students and to enhance the student experience by providing support services that promote the personal development, academic success, and well-being of all students.

After working with her for several months, it has become apparent to me that no one is more suited and qualified to serve in this critical Student Affairs leadership position than Christy. Through her daily interactions with staff, faculty, and students, she demonstrates the compassion and problem-solving abilities that will benefit our students and entire campus community for years to come.

As SUNY Oswego’s Dean of Students, Huynh oversees the Office of Student Conduct, Office of the Dean of Students, and well-being educators. She also serves as chair of the Behavior Intervention and Care Team.

“I am honored and humbled to be the Dean of Students at SUNY Oswego,” shared Huynh. “I’m excited to serve in this role and to be able to collaborate with students, faculty, staff and administration to create an environment where every single student can thrive. I see my role as an advocate, a listener, and a catalyst for holistically supporting student well-being and responding to the diverse needs of all our students.”

Huynh began her career at SUNY Oswego 19 years ago, initially hired as the coordinator of Community Service and Service Learning. She has supported initiatives that elevated SUNY Oswego’s commitment to community engagement and was co-author of two successful applications that awarded SUNY Oswego the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. In 2007, Huynh joined the Student Advisement Center and developed an award-winning Major Exploration Program to support undeclared and exploratory students. The program received SUNY’s Outstanding Student Affairs Program Award in 2012. The Student Advisement Center merged with Career Services in 2009 and as associate director of Career Services, Huynh supported the transition to an industry-centric model to customize career development services to better meet students' needs. 

Christy is an alumna of SUNY Oswego and earned her Master of Science in Counseling Services and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She earned the President’s Award for Excellence in Professional Staff Service in 2012; the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Service in 2017; and the Oswego Alumni Association’s Community Service Award in 2019.

Please join me in congratulating Christy on this well-deserved appointment.

Kathleen G. Kerr, Ed.D
Vice President for Student Affairs