Statement from the Board of Trustees Regarding Michael Steinhardt
Date: August 2, 2022
TO: The Steinhardt School Community
FROM: NYU President Andrew Hamilton
Following the June Board of Trustees meeting, NYU Life Trustee Michael Steinhardt has informed the Board of Trustees of his decision to step down from his position on the Board. Mr. Steinhardt joined the Board in December 1995 and he became a Life Trustee in June 2016.
In his letter to the Board, Mr. Steinhardt said, “I regret that my antiquities collecting has impacted the University and distracted from the important work of the faculty and global community. As a result, I have decided to step down as a Life Trustee.”
On behalf of the University, we extend our appreciation to the Steinhardt family for their longstanding commitment to advancing the University’s interests.