The Board of Trustees of New York University today announced the appointment of Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton - the University of Oxford’s senior officer, a noted chemist, a Fellow of the Royal Society, and the former Provost of Yale - as the 16th president of New York University. He will officially take up his duties in January 2016.
Professor Hamilton’s selection follows an eight-month, international search process conducted by a Search Committee of trustees, faculty, students, and administrators. The Committee—which began the search with over 200 nominees—unanimously recommended Professor Hamilton to the Board of Trustees.
He will assume the presidency of the largest private university in the U.S., with approximately 50,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. In addition to its campus in New York’s historic Greenwich Village neighborhood—which the University has called home since the early 1830’s—NYU has an unrivaled global network, including degree-granting, liberal arts, research university campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, as well as 11 additional Study Away sites throughout the world. NYU both educates more international students than any other U.S. college or university, and sends more students to study abroad.
In addition to his duties as president, Professor Hamilton plans to maintain an active program of teaching and research.