October 28, 2019

NYU School of Professional Studies Celebrates 85th Anniversary as a Thought Leader in Professionally Focused Education That Supports Workforce Development and Innovation in New York City and in Cities Around the World

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Proclaims October 28, 2019, NYU School of Professional Studies Day. New York City Deputy Mayor of Strategic Policy Initiatives J. Phillip Thompson Presents Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor During Festivities Attended by Nearly 200 Guests

NEW YORK, NY - October 28, 2019 — During a celebratory event that took place on the evening of October 28, at 7 East 12th Street, and that was attended by New York City and NYU officials, students, alumni, faculty members, administrators, staff members, industry executives, and friends, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) marked its 85th Anniversary as a trailblazer in developing and delivering educational programs that have prepared generations of leaders and innovators in the industries it serves.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of a proclamation from the NYC Mayor’s Office, which was bestowed upon the School by NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives J. Phillip Thompson. He read directly from the proclamation, which commended NYUSPS and its dedication to educating the workforce of this city. The document also proclaimed October 28, 2019 as NYU School of Professional Studies Day.

As stated in the proclamation: “New York City has always been world-renowned for the abundance, diversity, and quality of our higher education institutions, all of which provide the next generation of leaders with the tools they need to succeed in the occupations of their choosing. Since 1934—through record unemployment rates, wars, and unprecedented technological innovation—the NYU School of Professional Studies has played a vital role in shaping this legacy. Today, I am proud to recognize all that NYUSPS has accomplished over the last 85 years.”

In a speech preceding the reading of the proclamation, which was delivered to nearly 200 guests in attendance, NYUSPS Dean Susan Greenbaum celebrated the unique brand of education that the NYU School of Professional Studies affords students who seek to make their mark in industries that are evolving and driving change here in NYC and across the continents—from real estate and hotel and tourism management to marketing and global sport; from global security, conflict, and cybercrime to human capital analytics and technology.

“We are so proud of the tremendous contribution the NYU School of Professional Studies has made over the years in supporting the workforce of this great city, and in enabling generations of students to pursue meaningful careers in a constantly evolving marketplace. Our faculty members, students, alumni, administrators, and industry partners, all work together to create this distinct learning environment, which is at the very forefront of innovation in emerging fields,” stated Dean Greenbaum.

Dean Greenbaum was joined by NYU Vice Provost Kristen Day, who gave remarks that reflected the exceptional perspective NYUSPS brings to the University as a whole, as well as the School’s global impact on industry that reaches far beyond its location in NYC.

Learn more about the evolution of the School and the ways it has addressed the changing work environment.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
For 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYUSPS is a thought leader, and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing, including real estate, real estate development, and construction management; hospitality, tourism, travel, and event management; global affairs and global security, conflict, and cybercrime; global sport and sports business; publishing; marketing; public relations; project management; executive coaching and organizational consulting, human resource management and development, and human capital analytics and technology; management and systems; translation; and professional writing. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets. NYUSPS faculty members are leading experts in their areas of discipline, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate; and the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders are a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYUSPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 27,000 NYUSPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world. To learn more, visit sps.nyu.edu

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