Samantha Elebiary

Program Director, BOLD
Phone: 607-274-5728
Office: Towers Concourse Suite 110, Room 115, Ithaca, NY 14850

Samantha (Sam) Elebiary, is currently the BOLD Program Director at Ithaca College. Sam began at Ithaca College in 2017 in the Offices of Residential Life and Judicial Affairs as a Residence Director. She transitioned to the BOLD Women's Leadership Network in November, 2018.  Prior to Ithaca College, Sam received her Master's Degree from Canisius College in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration. She has been working in education since 2012 when she became a Peace Corps Volunteer and taught in Ghana for 2.5 years. 

The BOLD Women’s Leadership Network is an innovative leadership initiative across six institutions of higher education led by women presidents who have demonstrated their commitment to collaboration, innovation, diversity, and inclusion: Ithaca College; University of Connecticut; Colby-Sawyer College; College of Saint Rose; Middlebury College; and Rutgers University–Newark, which serves as the anchor institution for this initiative. The BOLD network is committed to supporting young women from all backgrounds and especially those who have been significantly underrepresented in higher education in terms of socioeconomic class, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, and ability.

In addition to serving as the BOLD Program Director, Sam is also involved across campus in other committees and initiatives, and supports the Title IX Office as well as the Career Services Office. 

Contact: or or by phone at 607-274-5728. To schedule a virtual meeting follow this link: You'll receive a zoom link for the meeting.

Office Location: Towers Concourse Suite 110, room 115. Sam is working hybrid, but if you'd like to stop by or meet in person, feel free to call or send an email! 

News Stories

BOLD Tradition Continues with Fourth Cohort of Scholars - June 29th, 2020

College releases new diversity, equity and inclusion statement - February 26th, 2020

BOLD Work Continues - February 19th, 2020

Pussycat Foundation grants BOLD program $1.2 million - February 5th, 2020

Former Victoria's Secret CEO presents on women in business - October 29th, 2019

BOLD scholars mentor high school students with new program - September 18, 2019

IC Selects Third Cohort of BOLD Scholars - September 6th, 2019

IC Welcomes Second Cohort of BOLD Scholars - March 1st, 2019 

On-campus dorms house niche communities - November 7th, 2018

Master of Science, Canisius College

  • Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

Bachelor of Arts, Canisius College

  • Psychology

Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), Ghana 2012-2014