Office of the President Emeritus

John Sexton

John Sexton served as the 15th President of NYU from 2002 to 2015. In January 2016, he was succeeded by Andrew Hamilton and became President Emeritus.

During his presidency, NYU was noted for the single largest expansion of tenured and tenure-track arts and science faculty in its history; creating an unrivaled global academic network, including the opening of successful degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai; restoring engineering after a 40 year absence; the advancement of NYU’s medical center; record gains in student admission; record fundraising; the creation of important new academic, programs; an unprecedented period of faculty and student honors; and key capital investments and long-range planning.