Angie Kamath


NYU School of Professional Studies Dean Angie Kamath has had a distinguished career in higher education and government. Exemplified by her deep expertise in partnering with industries on skills-based education and workforce development, Kamath is a champion for fostering equal opportunities through higher education and workforce programs that provide immediately applicable skills in hospitality, real estate, publishing, global affairs, sports management, AI technology, and functional business leadership, among other growing and emerging fields.

Grounded in research, Kamath is an expert on workforce development and skills-based training, providing foresight into the future of work. Passionate about developing programs with industry leaders, she has created partnerships with national and local organizations to innovate academic initiatives and advance access to education. Under her leadership, NYU SPS has been ranked as a top higher education institution with its career-connected, industry-focused degrees and courses. Kamath was also instrumental in having NYU SPS endorsed as a talent development partner by OneTen, a coalition of leading chief executives and their companies, committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and upskilling, hiring, and advancing one million Black Americans into family-sustaining jobs over the next 10 years.

Committed to talent upskilling and reskilling, Kamath has broadened her influence beyond NYU SPS, making a significant impact on New York City’s labor market and economy. As a member of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Talent and Workforce Development, she was appointed to the The Future of Workers Task Force (FWTF) in 2022, dedicated to  addressing the future of work and bettering the job market in New York City. Additionally, Kamath sits on the “New” New York Panel. Launched by Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams in 2022, the panel focuses on the future of jobs centers, neighborhoods, the way people work, key industries, infrastructure, talent development and more. Serving as its blue-ribbon panelist, she represents a cross-section of those who call New York home, and who have demonstrated their ability to develop the innovative policies and initiatives required to jumpstart the City’s economy and to drive growth across business sectors in the five boroughs and beyond.

While in her role as dean at the nation’s largest urban public university, City University of New York (CUNY), Kamath oversaw grant-funded opportunities that sought to improve the skills, career prospects, and outcomes of targeted industries such as IT, finance, healthcare, and municipal government.

Before her role at CUNY, Kamath served as an executive vice president and executive director at Per Scholas, a national IT job training nonprofit in the South Bronx. There, she oversaw the New York training operation that trained and placed over 500 individuals each year in middle-skills jobs in the IT field.

Prior to Per Scholas, Kamath worked as deputy commissioner at the NYC Department of Small Business Services for seven years, overseeing adult workforce programs that served more than 100,000 New Yorkers each year during the Bloomberg administration.

Kamath holds a BS in Business Management from Cornell University and an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Other Notable Accomplishments:

  • Elevates NYU SPS to a fundraising powerhouse in the NYU community. Launched an endowment campaign to raise $100 million by NYU’s 200th Anniversary in 2031, if not sooner.
  • Champions NYU SPS’ partnerships to advance the strong relationship between NYU and India.
  • Leads NYU SPS’ New Center for Global Affairs Afghan Crisis Fellowship that was made possible by her commitment to funding.
  • Fundraised over $20 million for CUNY Career Success initiatives engaging industry partners, community colleges, senior colleges, and career success nonprofits to serve thousands of students in career-connected learning, internship, and job placement activities.
  • Spearheaded the Adult Learner Network at CUNY with ten colleges to focus on increasing degree completion for adults with some college and no credentials while participating in the Lumina Foundation national Talent Hub Network of 17 regions across the US focused on higher ed innovation.
  • Supported the scale-up of partnerships with Braven, Coop, Project Basta, Here to Here, NY Tech Meetup, NYC Workforce Funders Group, and CARA to support career outcomes for thousands of students annually to increase professional experience and career networks.
  • Created and managed learning communities of 17 colleges within the CUNY system focused on re-envisioning academic infrastructure to support work-based learning.

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Angie Kamath