Distinguished administrator and current interim dean, Greenbaum will take on the role of dean until 2021.

Susan Greenbaum

NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming today announced the appointment of Susan Greenbaum as dean of the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS), one of the nation’s leading educational institutions offering professionally focused graduate and undergraduate degree programs, as well as noncredit courses and certificates.

Dr. Greenbaum, whose career as an NYU administrator and educator spans over 30 years, has served as the School’s interim dean since July 2018. At the request of President Hamilton, she has agreed to take on the role of dean until 2021. During her time as dean, she will continue to build community and consensus across NYUSPS, to spearhead initiatives that ensure the School remains a thought leader in professionally focused education, and to prepare NYUSPS for the leadership of its next dean.

President Hamilton said, “Over the last year, Susan Greenbaum has rendered excellent service as interim dean of NYU’s School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS). NYUSPS is facing several near-term opportunities and challenges that we believe would benefit from Dr. Greenbaum's continued capable leadership. We have asked her to stay on through the spring of 2021, and she has agreed. Given the quality of her stewardship, and the superb guidance she has provided for the past year, we now are appointing her to the position of dean for the remainder of her period as the School's leader. The search for a new dean will commence in spring 2020.”

Prior to her tenure as interim dean, Dr. Greenbaum 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 served in numerous leadership capacities at the NYU Stern School of Business, culminating in her role as the associate dean of the Undergraduate College. In this capacity, she managed and directed efforts in a wide range of areas, encompassing admissions, financial aid, curriculum initiatives, student affairs, development, and alumni relations. Dr. Greenbaum concurrently served as an adjunct faculty member, teaching in Stern’s Social Impact Core.

Following her work at Stern and prior to her position at the Wasserman Center, Dr. Greenbaum served as a consultant for educational institutions. Her clients included the Wharton School, the Kellogg School of Management, and Vaughn College of Aeronautics From 2000-2004, she served as the CEO of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York.

Dr. Greenbaum also is an NYU alumna, having earned both her BS and MBA degrees from the
NYU Stern School of Business. She holds an EdD in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS), now celebrating its 85th anniversary, is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges—each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYUSPS arises from its place as the NYU home for industry-focused education and applied research that is related to key knowledge-based fields, in which the New York region leads globally.
More than 80 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with a cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates more than 4,600 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School boasts nearly 17,000 enrollments in noncredit career advancement courses and certificates. The NYUSPS community is enriched by nearly 27,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information, visit sps.nyu.edu.

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