John Sexton

John Sexton served as the 15th President of NYU from 2002 to 2015. In January 2016, he was succeeded by Andrew Hamilton and became President Emeritus.

During his presidency, NYU was noted for creating an unrivaled global academic network, including the opening of successful degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai; the advancement of NYU’s medical center; record gains in student admission; restoring engineering after a 40 year absence; record fundraising; the creation of important new academic, programs; the single largest expansion of tenured and tenure-track arts and science faculty in its history; an unprecedented period of faculty and student honors; and key capital investments and long-range planning.