March 15, 2020
The NYU Alumni Association (NYUAA) represents all NYU alumni, from every NYU school and department—a community more than half a million strong. The diverse and active NYUAA Board of Directors is made up of alumni volunteers who steer the Association in their mission to engage and support alumni. Amin Ayoub (DEN ‘92) is a second-year board member and the immediate past president of the College of Dentistry Alumni Association. In addition to his private dental practice in New Jersey, Amin is also an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at NYU.
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Why do you stay involved with NYU?
I consider NYU to be my second home. I came to NYU as an international student and I was offered a full-time teaching position. I volunteered to serve on the NYU Dentistry Alumni Association years ago and recently completed a two-year term as President (2018–2020).
Why do you give back to NYU?
As I mentioned, NYU is like my second home. I truly enjoy teaching and mentoring the next generation of dentists. I’m also honored to represent Dentistry on the NYU Alumni Association Board, which helps to facilitate interprofessional collaboration.
What's been your toughest challenge serving as the College of Dentistry President?
Two years goes by quickly! As president, it was difficult to devote enough time for all the new ideas I had while also managing a busy private practice and teaching.
Did you have any NYU classes or instructors who inspired or impacted you?
Yes, the former Vice Dean of NYU College of Dentistry, Stuart Hirsch (DEN ’71) was my mentor. He encouraged me to get involved with the Alumni Association and give back to my alma mater. Coming full circle, I am proud to have become a mentor myself and to have shared the stage with him as the Alumni Association President at the past two Dentistry Graduation ceremonies.