In 2012, awarded the NASPA President’s Award, which is given annually to a college or university leader who has, over a sustained period of time, advanced the quality of student life on campus by supporting student affairs staff and programs.
Since 2006, NYU has received the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction form the Corporation for National and Community Service six times.
Chair of the American Council on Education
Chair of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities
Chair of the New York Academy of Sciences
Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Council on Foreign Relations
The Association of American Universities
The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
The Institute of International Education
In 2008-09, co-chaired (with Rick Trainor, the principal of King's College London) the US-UK Study Group on Higher Education in a Global Environmental working group of university presidents constituted by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.