NYU SPS Dean Angie Kamath began her tenure at NYU in July 2021. She has had a distinguished career in government and higher education in roles that have amplified her deep expertise in partnering with industries on skills-based education and 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. She is passionate about developing programs with industry leaders and has created partnerships with national and local organizations to advance access to education including OneTen, Here to Here, and Amazon.
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. 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. 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 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.