Bethany Godsoe is Associate Vice President for Career and Leadership Development. She provides strategic leadership for the Wasserman Center for Career Development and the NYU Leadership Initiative, including the Office of Global Awards and is responsible for cultivating a vision and strategy that enable students to build meaningful and rewarding careers with impact.
Bethany is an entrepreneurial higher education leader with a track record of creating innovative approaches to promoting student success. She brings 16 years of progressive experience managing high performing teams in enrollment, student services, research and leadership development. She came to this role after co-founding and directing the NYU Leadership Initiative for the past four years. Prior to the Leadership Initiative, Bethany served in two critical roles at NYU Wagner. First, as Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Student Services and next as Executive Director of the Research Center for Leadership in Action.
Bethany is also Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration at NYU Wagner where she teaches Strategic Leadership to the Executive MPA students and The Meaning of Leadership for undergraduates. She received her BA in Anthropology from Cornell University and her MPA from NYU Wagner.