March 22, 2021

NYU Names Angie Kamath as Dean of its School of Professional Studies

NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming today named Angie Kamath as Dean of NYU’s School of Professional Studies

New York, NY, March 22, 2021- NYU President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming today named Angie Kamath, University Dean at the City University of New York (CUNY), as Dean of NYU’s School of Professional Studies, effective July 1, 2021.

Hamilton said, “SPS has consistently innovated new ways to bring students together with key global industries, professions, and communities. And that is why we see Angie Kamath as such a good fit — she impressed us deeply with her entrepreneurial energy; the spirit and vision she had brought to her role at CUNY; her experience and record of achievement across sectors; her focus on students and their success; her understanding of the connection between education, workforce development, social mobility, and economic development; the importance she attaches to data and metrics in her policy-making, program evaluation, and objective-setting; and the clarity and force with which she articulates her ambitions for the school, its faculty, its students, and its staff.

“We are very pleased that she will be joining us at NYU, and we’re confident that SPS will be in good hands under Angie’s leadership.”

Since her appointment as University Dean at CUNY in 2017, Angie Kamath has had a leadership role in continuing education, career readiness, and developing student supports; built partnerships with the private, public, and non-profit sectors to create pipelines for a diverse, local workforce; and fundraised more than $20 million for strategic, industry-informed initiatives in workforce development.

Prior to her appointment at CUNY, Angie was executive director of Per Scholas, a Bronx-based not-for-profit whose mission is to provide tuition-free skills training and access to employer networks to individuals often excluded from work in tech. From 2008 to 2013, she served as Assistant Commissioner and then Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, where she oversaw 16 federally-funded Workforce1 Career Centers and a staff that helped place over 25,000 New Yorkers in jobs annually. Before her New York City government appointments, she was executive director of StreetWise Partners, Inc, which provides job training and mentoring services to unemployed and underemployed individuals. Earlier posts included serving as an adjunct professor at SUNY Purchase, and positions at the Center for Applied Research, the Asian Development Bank, and Salomon Smith Barney / Citigroup.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in business management and applied economics from Cornell, and a Masters in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School. She is a member of the Cornell President’s Council on Women and a Dyson Alumni Board member, a Board member of Coro Leadership New York, and a mayoral-appointed member of the New York City Workforce Development Board.

Hamilton continued, “We would like to thank the members of the search committee — co-chaired by Billie Gastic Rosado, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Languages, and Post-Traditional Undergraduate Studies, and Clay Shirky, Vice Provost for Educational Technologies — for bringing us such an excellent candidate. And we’d also like to express our enormous gratitude to Susan Greenbaum for all her hard work as dean of SPS these past three years.”

The NYU School of Professional Studies
Celebrating More Than 85 Years of Excellence in Applied Professional Education

For over 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) 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, 13 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and post-traditional students, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials.

NYU SPS 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. NYU SPS 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 of Hospitality’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is 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 NYU SPS, 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 30,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industry around the world.

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