Dean

Angie Kamath

Biography

NYU School of Professional Studies Dean Angie Kamath has had a distinguished career in government and higher education. Amplified 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, and functional business leadership, among other growing and emerging fields.

Kamath is an expert on workforce development and skills-based training, providing foresight with grounded research expertise in the future of work. Passionate about developing programs with industry leaders, she has created partnerships with national and local organizations to advance access to education. She was 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.

While in her role as dean at the nation’s largest urban public university, City University of New York (CUNY), Kamath was responsible for continuing education and workforce development programs. In addition, she 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. Kamath also led several workforce development and training programs that addressed the future of work in New York City and beyond.

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 South Bronx. There, she was responsible for launching the social enterprise team, which was 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 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:

  • 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.
  • Oversaw the Service Corps Puerto Rico, CUNY Census Corps, CUNY Cultural Corps, and CUNY Service Corps models by engaging thousands of students to volunteer in community development and civic engagement programming in NYC and Puerto Rico.

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