SAE Institute New York Names New Campus Director

Gary Williams

Our SAE Institute of Technology New York (SAE New York) campus is pleased to announce new campus leadership—a Campus Director—to lead the delivery of their Audio Technology Diploma program. Gary Williams will serve as Campus Director of SAE New York as of January 4, 2021.

After spending over 24 years in the digital and telecommunications industry at companies like AT&T and Comcast, Gary developed a rich history of higher education leadership experience. He served for over 8 years as a Campus Director for the University of Phoenix, before spending 2 years as the Campus President of Premier Education Group. Gary earned a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, before completing his MBA at Rutgers Business School. In his free time, Gary serves on the Board of Directors for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County, in addition to the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce.

Opening in 1999 as SAE Institute’s first campus located in the United States, SAE Institute New York is located in the heart of Chelsea, Manhattan’s tech district. In addition to traditional lecture-style classes, they emphasize hands-on training and individual studio time. SAE New York provides facilities reflective of a professional work environment to train students for careers in the audio industry.

When asked about why he’s excited to be joining the team at our New York campus, Gary stated, “For me, what really stood out was the quality of the instruction and the staff. The organization as a whole is driven by helping students achieve their goals and a commitment to student success. In addition to all these things, on a personal level, I was optimistic about an opportunity to learn about a new industry. I look forward to helping add value to an already strong team, and using my strengths to provide rewarding student experiences on campus.”

When discussing Gary’s new role, SAE Institute North America’s Chief Academic and Compliance Officer, Michele Ernst, shared “I was very impressed with Gary’s experience and his focus on helping students reach their academic and career goals. He is going to be a great addition to the campus.”

SAE Institute North America’s General Manager and COO, Jake Elsen, stated, “Selecting the right fit to lead our campus in New York was a responsibility we did not take lightly. We look forward to the experience Gary brings to the students, faculty, and staff of SAE Institute New York.”

Stay tuned for more news and information about our New York campus here on our website.