In June 2022, the Board of Trustees announced the formation of a search committee to seek a successor to Andrew Hamilton, NYU’s 16th President. The Committee is chaired by William R. Berkley (STERN ’66), chair of the Board of Trustees. Trustee Evan R. Chesler (ARTS '70, LAW '75) is serving as Vice Chair of the Committee.

The Search Committee sought a high degree of engagement with the community as it developed and refined what it seeks in and from NYU’s next president. Information about that process can be found here. The job profile is available here.

Once the job profile is complete, the Committee will assess potential candidates against the criteria it has developed. The Committee will identify and interview the most compelling individuals and ultimately select from that group candidates they view as highly qualified to serve as NYU’s next president.

Isaacson, Miller, a nationally recognized executive search firm with deep experience recruiting exceptional leaders in higher education, will assist the Search Committee.


More About the Search Process

Search Committee

Led by William R. Berkley (STERN ’66), chair of the Board of Trustees, and Evan R. Chesler (ARTS '70, LAW '75), the Committee is dedicated to conducting a comprehensive, global search. The 27-member committee includes 15 trustees, many of whom are alumni; six faculty; two deans; one student; and two administrators.


We are delighted that many members of the community have reached out to submit nominations. If you believe you have observed someone who possesses the skills that would make them an outstanding candidate or you would like to apply for consideration yourself, the Committee welcomes your nominations and submissions and would like to receive these by November 1st.

Community Conversations

Selection of a president is one of the most important decisions in an institution of higher education.  Among the Committee’s foremost tasks will be listening to the University community about what to look for in its next president. We welcome your advice and perspectives on the search and have set up multiple avenues for you to provide input by attending an event or emailing the committee directly. Thanks to all of you who completed the survey or participated on the IdeaScale Site.