John Sexton, President of New York University (NYU) – 2011

John Sexton is the fifteenth and current President of New York University. His tenure has been marked by a university that has grown faster than ever in terms of prospective student interest and a coordinating decrease in the overall acceptance rate. NYU’s desirability and student body thrive. Sexton acknowledged that new fundraising programs would be required to meet these changes and further transform the University.

His presidency has made the greatest achievement in its efforts to increase the University’s endowment through the Campaign for NYU and – with the assistance of the Board of Trustees – has expanded the faculty of arts and science through the Partners Fund.

Under President Sexton’s administration, the University has moved forward from being an institution that is “in and of the city,” to being one that is in and of the world. With 10 international academic centers and its portal campus in Abu Dhabi – the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university – New York University has become a true Global Network University.

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