The future of The New School will be shaped by the core values that have defined our past: academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Our leadership team brings this mission to life.
With a commitment to providing excellent service to students and advancing a rigorous academic environment, the leaders of our university ensure that we adapt and respond to contemporary issues, create a more inclusive community, and foster creativity
and collaboration among students.
Appointed in fall 2019, president Dr. Dwight A. McBride is a prolific scholar and dedicated academic administrator who believes in the power of higher education to change lives. He is committed to our university’s mission for innovative scholarship, social impact, and cultural inclusion, and hopes to honor its legacy of world-changing education by leading us into a bold New future.
The Provost’s Office oversees the academic planning for the university, ensuring that we are preparing students to thrive in a rapidly changing society. This office also helps advance a safe and nurturing environment where students can experiment, learn, and grow.
Drawn from the ranks of leaders across all elements of society, our board members help chart a course for our university’s future. Using their experience as luminaries in business, education, philanthropy, government, media, and more, they shape our university into a leader of creativity and innovation.
The President’s Leadership Team works in alignment with the President
to oversee institutional planning, policy, and decision making in
service of The New School’s academic mission and operational resilience.
As the officers of the university, this group sets a tone of
innovation, integrity, excellence, and service across all university
The university's deans are the leaders of the academic programs,
faculty, and students in their schools and colleges and partners in
setting the university’s overall academic vision and strategy.
Individually, they are scholars and leaders in their fields. Together,
they work closely with the Provost to advance academic excellence, the
highest standards for academic governance, and robust transdisciplinary
collaboration across all of The New School's programs.
The Student Senate is made up of students who embody the creative and intellectual energy of The New School. Drawn from all of our schools, these students play an active role in all elements of campus life, representing the voice of students on important topics and key initiatives with faculty and administration.
The academic leaders who make up the Faculty Senate are drawn from across our university. They meet regularly to explore and examine how the university can continue to grow and fulfill its mission as a creative, innovative, and socially engaged institution.
The Staff Senate helps foster open communication on the behalf of all staff to administration, faculty, and students. These staff leaders are a part of the ongoing dialog about the future of The New School, giving advice and input on initiatives that affect the university.