Date: June 13, 2022
To: The NYU Community
From: William Berkley, Chair, NYU Board of Trustees
Re: An Update on the NYU President Search Committee


I want to update you on the presidential search process, particularly the membership of the NYU President Search Committee.

The selection of a president is one of the most important decisions an institution of higher learning can make in influencing its direction. So, among the Committee’s foremost tasks will be listening to the University community about what to look for in its next president. We expect to have a high degree of engagement with the University as we set about soliciting guidance. We will write again in the fall with more information about how to participate in this process.

Many members of the University community are deeply familiar with the higher education landscape and have had the chance to observe individuals they believe possess the skills that would make them outstanding candidates for the NYU presidency. The Committee would like to invite anyone who wishes to put forward someone’s name for consideration to submit their nomination or apply directly to presidentialsearch@nyu.edu.

Please join me in thanking in advance the members of the NYU President Search Committee for the long hours and hard work they will be putting in as we move forward in naming a new president.


NYU President Search Committee Members

William R. Berkley, Chair

(Board of Trustees)
Chair, NYU Board of Trustees
Stern School of Business ’66
Executive Chairman
W.R. Berkley Corporation

Evan Chesler, Vice Chair

(Board of Trustees)
Vice Chair, NYU Board of Trustees
College of Arts and Science ’70
School of Law ’75
Chairman
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Susan C. Antón

(Faculty)
Vice Dean, Diversity Equity Inclusion & Faculty Development
Divisional Dean at Large
Julius Silver, Roslyn S. Silver & Enid Silver Winslow Professor
Department of Anthropology
Faculty of Arts and Science

Phyllis Putter Barasch

(Board of Trustees)
Vice Chair, NYU Board of Trustees
Stern School of Business ’81

Marc H. Bell

(Board of Trustees)
School of Professional Studies ’89
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Terran Orbital

Justin Blau

(Faculty)
Professor of Biology and Neural Science; Chair
Department of Biology
Faculty of Arts and Science
NYU Abu Dhabi Affiliate Faculty

Terri Burns

(Board of Trustees)
College of Arts and Science ’16
Partner
Google Ventures

Elise Cappella

(Faculty)
Vice Dean for Research
Professor of Applied Psychology
Co-director, IES-PIRT Program
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Joel S. Ehrenkranz

(Board of Trustees)
School of Law ’61, ’63
Senior Partner
Ehrenkranz Partners L.P.

Robert I. Grossman

(Dean)
Dean
Grossman School of Medicine
Chief Executive Officer
NYU Langone Health

Ron Hall

(Student)
College of Arts and Science
BA Candidate in Politics
Chair, Student Government Assembly and Student Senators Council
Senator, College of Arts and Science, Student Senators Council

David K. Irving

(Faculty)
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Film and Television
Tisch School of the Arts
Chair, Tenured/Tenure Track Faculty Senators Council

David A. Katz

(Board of Trustees)
School of Law ’88
Partner
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Kenneth G. Langone

(Board of Trustees)
Chair, NYU Langone Health Board of Trustees
Stern School of Business ’60
Chairman and CEO
Invemed Associates, LLC

Kelly Kennedy Mack

(Board of Trustees)
Stern School of Business ’02
President
Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

Elizabeth McHenry

(Faculty)
Professor and Chair
Department of English
Faculty of Arts and Science

Howard Meyers

(Board of Trustees)
Stern School of Business ’64
Chairman
Quexco Incorporated

Rima Al Mokarrab

(Board of Trustees)
Executive Director, Strategic Affairs
Executive Affairs Authority of Abu Dhabi

David Pe

(Administrative Staff)
Dean of Students
NYU Shanghai

Brett B. Rochkind

(Board of Trustees)
Stern School of Business ’98
Managing Partner
BRK Capital

Tamara Santiago

(Administrative Staff)
Associate Director
IT Engagement
Treasurer, Administrative Management Council

Ellen Schall

(Executive Search Liaison)
Senior Presidential Fellow
Office of the President

Raghu Sundaram

(Dean)
Richard R. West Dean
Edward I. Altman Professor of Credit and Debt Markets
Leonard N. Stern School of Business

Chandrika Tandon

(Board of Trustees)
Vice Chair, NYU Board of Trustees
Chair, NYU Tandon School of Engineering Board
Chair, Tandon Capital Associates
Chair, NYU President’s Global Council

Agnes Tourin

(Faculty)
Faculty Industry Associate Professor
Department of Finance and Risk Engineering
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Senator, Full-Time Continuing Contract Faculty Senators Council

Anthony Welters

(Board of Trustees)
Vice Chair, NYU Board of Trustees
School of Law ’77
Executive Chairman
BlackIvy Group, LLC

Shelby White

(Board of Trustees)
Trustee
The Leon Levy Foundation