Vincent O'Leary, Acting President from 1977-1978 and President from 1978-July 31, 1990, stands in front of the large fountain on the Uptown Campus. The small fountain and the Campus Center are in the background as well as some students. During O'Leary's administrations, the institution was named State University of New York at Albany from August 1962-Fall 1986 and the University at Albany, SUNY starting in the fall of 1986 and continuing
New York State College for Teachers (now the University at Albany) students Dorothy De Cicco, '52 (representing Gamma Kappa Phi), Joan Reilly, '53 (representing Chi Sigma Theta), John Stevenson, '51 (representing Sigma Lambda) and David Wetherby, '51 (Potter Club) follow student tradition and meet at the statue of Minerva, then in Draper Hall. Minerva is one of the symbolic figures of the school.