John Sexton

John Sexton, PhD, JD President Emeritus, New York University, is a law school member of Sports and Society's NYU Advisory Board and specialist in youth education. He served as the 15th President of NYU from 2002 to 2015. During his presidency, NYU was noted for the single largest expansion of tenured and tenure-track arts and science faculty in its history; creating an unrivaled global academic network, including the opening of successful degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai; restoring engineering after a 40 year absence; the advancement of NYU's medical center; record gains in student admission; record fundraising; the creation of important new academic programs; an unprecedented period of faculty and student honors; and key capital investments and long-range planning. Sexton serves on the Board of Trustees for the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education, bringing education to Syrian refugees.