New York University Names Linda G. Mills as President
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- Mills will be the first female president in NYU's history.
- She has been at NYU since 1999, and is presently Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life.
- She will take office on July 1, 2023.
New York University (NYU) this week announced Linda G. Mills will be its next president.
Mills will be the 17th president and first woman to lead the 192-year-old institution. She will take office on July 1, 2023.
She has been at NYU since 1999 when she signed on as an associate professor of social work. She was promoted to full professor in 2001 and rose to be the Lisa Ellen Goldberg Professor of Social Work, Public Policy, and Law. Mills is also the executive director of NYU's Center on Violence and Recovery, and Vice Chancellor and Senior Vice Provost for Global Programs and University Life.
"One of the wonderful things about NYU is that even after dedicating 24 years of my life to this extraordinary community and knowing it very well, there is always more to discover," Mills said in a letter to the NYU community. "I am eager to meet so many more of the remarkable people that make up our global network, to hear your stories, projects, and discoveries.
Mills invited the community to answer three questions online:
- How might we continue to strengthen and advance NYU's academic trajectory?
- How might we create and sustain a fully inclusive community where everyone can thrive?
- How might we maximize our potential to change society for the better?
She also invited the community to pose more questions to her.
"When we gather in the fall, we will be poised for action," said Mills. "For today, I am filled with enthusiasm, emotion, and, most of all, gratitude for everything that all of you bring to this community."