The Appointment of Susan Greenbaum as Dean
Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
To: THE NYU SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES COMMUNITY
From: Andrew Hamilton, President, and Katherine Fleming, Provost
We are delighted to announce that Susan Greenbaum, who has been interim dean of the NYU School of Professional Studies, has agreed to take on the role of NYUSPS dean, effective immediately until summer of 2021.
Susan has rendered excellent service as interim dean of the school, and as NYUSPS is facing several near-term opportunities and challenges, we believe the school would benefit from her continued capable leadership. Accordingly, we have asked her to stay on through the spring of 2021 as dean of the school.
The search for a new dean will commence in spring 2020, with the expectation that we will name her successor during the spring semester of 2021.
Susan’s service to NYU predates her assignment at SPS by more than three decades. Prior to her tenure as interim dean, she served as the interim assistant vice president/executive director of the Wasserman Center for Career Development, where she worked with the team to develop and execute a comprehensive range of career development-related programs and services for students, alumni, and employers. She also fulfilled numerous leadership capacities at the NYU Stern School of Business, culminating in her role as the associate dean of the Undergraduate College. During her time as a Stern administrator, she managed and directed efforts in a wide range of areas, encompassing admissions, financial aid, curriculum initiatives, student affairs, development, and alumni relations—while concurrently serving as an adjunct faculty member, teaching in Stern’s Social Impact Core.
Susan also brings valuable experience to her role as dean from her time as a consultant for educational institutions, assisting clients with communications, reorganizations, and public relations. From 2000—2004, she served as the CEO of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York.
And last but not least, Susan is a proud NYU alumna, having earned both her BS and MBA degrees from the NYU Stern School of Business. She also holds an EdD in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
I hope you’ll all join me in congratulating Susan on her appointment, thanking her for continued service to SPS, and supporting her leadership.