Office of the Vice Chancellor

The NYU Abu Dhabi Vice Chancellor is the highest ranking administrative office at the University. Working closely with with students, faculty, staff, and administrators the Vice Chancellor oversees all academic, administrative, and operational affairs for NYU Abu Dhabi. The Vice Chancellor is an active contributor to the leadership of NYU globally and a vibrant, visible presence within the intellectual and cultural life of Abu Dhabi. 

Alfred Bloom

Vice Chancellor

Alfred Bloom oversees all academic, administrative, and operational affairs.

Bloom joined NYU Abu Dhabi from Swarthmore College, after an 18-year tenure as president. Prior to assuming the presidency at Swarthmore, he served as executive vice president of Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Previously, he was vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of faculty at Pitzer. He was appointed as assistant professor of Psychology and Linguistics at Swarthmore in 1974, and named associate provost there in 1985.

Bloom graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1967. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1974, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of Richmond and Swarthmore College.

Key People

Maya Allison

Executive Director and Chief Curator, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

Bill Bragin

Executive Director, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi 

Carol Brandt

Vice Chancellor, Global Education and Outreach

Kate Chandler

Executive Director, Public Affairs and Communications

Kyle Farley

Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Erum Raza

Chief Compliance and Risk Officer