NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming today named Angie Kamath as Dean of NYU’s School of Professional Studies.

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Angie Kamath

NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming today named Angie Kamath, University Dean at the City University of New York (CUNY), as Dean of NYU’s School of Professional Studies, effective July 1, 2021.

Hamilton said, “SPS has consistently innovated new ways to bring students together with key global industries, professions, and communities. And that is why we see Angie Kamath as such a good fit — she impressed us deeply with her entrepreneurial energy; the spirit and vision she had brought to her role at CUNY; her experience and record of achievement across sectors; her focus on students and their success; her understanding of the connection between education, workforce development, social mobility, and economic development; the importance she attaches to data and metrics in her policy-making, program evaluation, and objective-setting; and the clarity and force with which she articulates her ambitions for the school, its faculty, its students, and its staff.

“We are very pleased that she will be joining us at NYU, and we’re confident that SPS will be in good hands under Angie’s leadership.”

Since her appointment as University Dean at CUNY in 2017, Angie Kamath has had a leadership role in continuing education, career readiness, and developing student supports; built partnerships with the private, public, and non-profit sectors to create pipelines for a diverse, local workforce; and fundraised more than $20 million for strategic, industry-informed initiatives in workforce development.

Prior to her appointment at CUNY, Angie was executive director of Per Scholas, a Bronx-based not-for-profit whose mission is to provide tuition-free skills training and access to employer networks to individuals often excluded from work in tech. From 2008 to 2013, she served as Assistant Commissioner and then Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, where she oversaw 16 federally-funded Workforce1 Career Centers and a staff that helped place over 25,000 New Yorkers in jobs annually. Before her New York City government appointments, she was executive director of StreetWise Partners, Inc, which provides job training and mentoring services to unemployed and underemployed individuals. Earlier posts included serving as an adjunct professor at SUNY Purchase, and positions at the Center for Applied Research, the Asian Development Bank, and Salomon Smith Barney / Citigroup.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in business management and applied economics from Cornell, and a Masters in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School. She is a member of the Cornell President’s Council on Women and a Dyson Alumni Board member, a Board member of Coro Leadership New York, and a mayoral-appointed member of the New York City Workforce Development Board.

Hamilton continued, “We would like to thank the members of the search committee — co-chaired by Billie Gastic Rosado, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Languages, and Post-Traditional Undergraduate Studies, and Clay Shirky, Vice Provost for Educational Technologies — for bringing us such an excellent candidate. And we’d also like to express our enormous gratitude to Susan Greenbaum for all her hard work as dean of SPS these past three years.”

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