Oversees full lifecycle of the FSC student experience from application to commencement.

John S. Nader, president of Farmingdale State College, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sunil Samuel to the position of Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Engagement. Samuel will oversee the full lifecycle of the FSC student experience from application to commencement. In this role, he will oversee ten departments to bolster student engagement, enrollment, retention, and degree completion.

The Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Engagement will play an essential role in creating a sense of belonging and community, while engaging a highly diverse student body of 10,000 students composed primarily of commuter students.

“Sunil Samuel will bring new thinking to a newly created position,” said President Nader. “He is a widely-recognized leader in the enrollment field and brings a wealth of experience and energy that will help us further engage students.” 

“Farmingdale is such an integral part of our Long Island community, and I am overjoyed to be joining the team as the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Engagement.  As a lifelong resident of Long Island, I have witnessed over the past 15 years of my career how Farmingdale has provided its students the runway for success,” says Samuel. “I look forward continuing this tradition as students join the FSC Rams community and together we celebrate their success as proud members of the Farmingdale family.  

A highly regarded industry leader, with a proven track record in growing enrollment and skillfully navigating the changing landscape and demographic shifts of today’s College student body, Samuel prides himself on making decisions based on data driven logic and research.  Samuel, a Huntington native, worked for almost 20 years at Hofstra University, most recently as their Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management. He is involved in many different professional organizations including the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC), General Assembly for Admissions and Guidance, New York State Association of College Admissions Counselors (NYSACAC), and many others.

Samuel earned a BA in Chemistry and a Master of Business Administration from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He resides with his wife, daughter, and son in Huntington.


As the largest of SUNY’s colleges of technology (10,000 students), Farmingdale State College equips students with the resources and knowledge sought by today’s emerging industries. Offering both bachelor and associate degrees, FSC introduced its first Master’s degree – Technology Management - in 2017. At FSC, students learn in small, personalized classes and have abundant opportunities for applied learning—internships, clinical training, and guided research—that provide practical instruction and personal growth. The mission of Farmingdale State College is to deliver exceptional academic and applied learning outcomes through scholarship, research, and student engagement for Long Island and beyond. The College’s commitment to student-centered learning and inclusiveness prepares graduates to be exemplary citizens equipped to excel in a competitive, diverse, and technologically dynamic society. For more information, go to Farmingdale.edu