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Office of the President

The Office of the President is the highest ranking administrative and academic office at the University.

The mission of the Office of the President is to provide the necessary support to the President of the University to enable him to fulfill his responsibilities to the various constituencies and stakeholders with which he regularly interacts, both internally and externally. It includes the Office of the Deputy President, the Office of Compliance and Risk Management, and the Office of Equal Opportunity.

The office also is a repository for actions and decisions of the President and his core team of advisors, and strives to facilitate communication and cooperation between and among the University's schools and administrative units and to assist students, parents, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and various members of the community.

In 1956, based on the New York University Self-Study Final Report, the Office of the President was created as the chief administrative post of the university, with the office of the chancellor retained as chief academic officer. Beginning with James Hester in 1975, the title of president has been used for the chief administrative officer at the University.

John Sexton is the fifteenth and current President of New York University. During his tenure, the university has grown remarkably in terms of growth of the faculty, prospective student interest, fundraising, capital investments, and the creation of important new academic programs.

Under President Sexton's administration, the University has moved forward from being an institution that is "in and of the city," to being one that is in and of the world. With 11 international academic centers and portal campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, New York University has become a true Global Network University.

Office of the President

New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2345
Fax: (212) 995-4790

Rich Baum
Chief of Staff to the President

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