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Angie Kamath Named Dean of NYU’s School of Professional Studies

Angie Kamath Named Dean of NYU’s School of Professional Studies

  • In her new role, effective July 1, she will be in charge of continuing education and workforce development programs.

New York University has named Angie Kamath dean of its School of Professional Studies, effective July 1. Kamath comes to NYU from City University of New York (CUNY), where she currently serves as dean, responsible for continuing education and workforce development programs at the nation’s largest urban public university. Since her appointment as university dean at CUNY in 2017, Kamath worked with CUNY’s network of 24 community and senior colleges to support, implement and manage programs that lead to applied learning, internship, and full time employment opportunities for degree and non-degree students in key industries including IT and healthcare, as per her LinkedIn profile.

Prior to her appointment at CUNY, she 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 Service. In that role, 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.

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Kamath 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.

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