NYU SPS Dean Angie Kamath has had a distinguished career in higher education and in roles that have amplified her deep expertise in workforce development. She is a champion of fostering equal opportunity for all through higher education and through workforce programs that provide immediately applicable skills across growing and emerging fields.
Prior to joining NYU SPS, Kamath served as the University Dean at the City University of New York (CUNY), and was responsible for continuing education and workforce development programs at the nation’s largest urban public university, which serves more than 270,000 degree students and has over 250,000 enrollments in continuing education courses. She oversaw grant-funded workforce development programs that sought to improve the skills, career prospects, and outcomes in targeted sectors including IT, finance, healthcare, and municipal government.
Prior to her role at CUNY, Kamath served as an executive VP and executive director at Per Scholas, a national IT job training nonprofit headquartered in the South Bronx. At Per Scholas she was responsible for launching the social enterprise team tasked with generating fee for service revenues. In addition, 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 a deputy commissioner at the NYC Department of Small Business Services for seven years, where she oversaw 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. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, two middle school children, and two yellow Labrador Retrievers.