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  • 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.

    University President

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    Since 2011, President David E. Van Zandt has elevated The New School’s values of creativity, social engagement, and intellectual rigor, which animate our approach to learning. As president, he leads the university’s unwavering commitment to our mission of offering a higher education experience that reflects and shapes the dynamic world around us.

    University Provost

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    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.

    Board of Trustees

    Board of Trustees

    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.

    Senior Leadership

    Meet the team guiding the strategic planning of The New School. These leaders from across the university help safeguard the functioning and resilience of the institution by overseeing the policies, standards, activities, and finances of the university.

    Student Senate

    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.

    Faculty Senate

    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.

    Staff Senate

    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.

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Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.