In his message to the University community on March 2, 2016, President Hamilton tasked the Affordability Steering Committee with exploring "a wide range of strategies for reducing the cost of attending NYU while ensuring the continued upward trajectory of our research and teaching missions." President Hamilton continued: "I have confidence that the Affordability Steering Committee, drawing on the ideas and expertise in our community and elsewhere, will develop ideas that will make NYU more affordable for more students without harming academic quality or impairing NYU’s momentum."

The groups will solicit ideas and input from members of the NYU community, analyze the feasibility and impact of various strategies, and deliver updates and reports on progress.

Steering Committee Members


Ellen Schall
Senior Presidential Fellow and Martin Cherkasky Professor of Health Policy and Management


Dominic Brewer
Professor of Education, Economics, and Policy, and Gale and Ira Drukier Dean, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Thomas Carew
Professor of Neural Science, and Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science; Chair, Deans Council

Geeta Menon
Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business and Professor of Marketing, and Dean of the Undergraduate College, Leonard N. Stern School of Business


Everett Allgood
Authorities Librarian & Principal Serials Cataloger, Division of Libraries, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Senators Council

Scott Illingworth
Assistant Arts Professor, Tisch School of the Arts; Steering Committee Member, Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council

Allen Mincer
Professor of Physics, Faculty of Arts and Science; Chair, Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Senators Council

Lisette Nieves
Clinical Professor, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

David Stasavage
Julius Silver Professor of Politics and Chair of Department of Politics, Faculty of Arts and Science


Michael Avgerinos
MPA/MPH Dual Degree Candidate, 2019; Senator at Large, Student Senators Council

Sarah Murslim
Silver School of Social Work; Student Senators Council


Carrie Prendergast
Assistant Director of Enrollment Services, Silver School of Social Work, Administrative Management Council

Working Group Members


Ellen Schall
Senior Presidential Fellow and Martin Cherkasky Professor of Health Policy and Management


Erin Callihan
Senior Director, Interactive Media Strategies & Global Communications

Dennis DiLorenzo
Harvey J. Stedman Dean, NYU School of Professional Studies

Guido Ditto
Creative Strategist, Office of Interactive Media

Sabrina Ellis
Vice President, Human Resources

Ann-Laure Fayard
Associate Professor of Management, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Affiliated Faculty, NYU Stern School of Business

Bethany Godsoe
Associate Vice President, Leadership Initiatives Program

Lynn Higinbotham
Associate Vice President for Financial Aid

Anthony Jiga
Vice President for Budget & Planning

MJ Knoll-Finn
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Tyra Liebmann
Associate Vice President for Global Programs

Kelly Moody
Executive Director, Global and Provostial Development

Owen Moore
Assistant Vice President, Campus Services

Jennifer Pautz
Director, NYU Governement Affairs

Edie E. Peckl
Executive Director, Procurement

Brian Perillo
Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations

Bernard J. Savarese
Assistant Vice President for Student Success

Pietrina Scaraglino
Deputy General Counsel and Associate Secretary

Marc Wais
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs