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Leadership & University Administration

NYU’s leadership team is dedicated to fulfilling the University’s educational mission and research enterprise, to advancing a vision for the University’s future, and to sustaining its tradition of academic excellence.

The major divisions and their subsequent administrative units can be found in the organizational chart under the leadership of the Office of the President.

Photo: President Andrew Hamilton

Office of the President

Andrew Hamilton is the sixteenth and current President of
New York University. A noted chemist, scholar, and Fellow of the Royal Society, President Hamilton began his tenure in
January 2016.

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The overall fiduciaries of the University—the Board of Trustees—create policy, set mission and purpose, and are tasked with building and maintaining a successful organization. They ensure good management and adequate resources and they appoint and support the Office of the President.

The Deans and Directors lead NYU’s schools, colleges, and institutes. The Senior Administration manages the operations of the institution through various administrative units.

The University Senate, chaired by the President, is the chief deliberative body of the University; its membership is made up of representatives of the faculty, students, administrators, and deans.   

Together, these offices and groups make up the leadership and university-wide governance structures.

Administrative Units

The administration of the University is broken down into units. These offices collaborate and communicate with one another not only to maintain NYU's daily operations, but also to plan ahead for the future.

The top divisions of the University and the units that report into them are:


University Policies and Guidelines

The University continues to reinforce its commitment to promote and foster an ethical, efficient, and dynamic learning and work environment.
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University Senate

The University Senate is the deliberative body for the discussion of University-wide policies and proposed changes in University practices and structure. The Senate consists of of the President and Chancellor, and 84 voting members amongst the Deans Council and the four councils below.

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