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Apr 13 2011

NYIT Appoints New Chief of Staff to Lead University Operations

Old Westbury and New York, N.Y. (April 13, 2011) – Peter Kinney joins NYIT today as the new chief of staff to President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D.

A graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Harvard University, Kinney won a Bronze Star for Valor during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the U.S. Army, security operations and program management in the Middle East, and construction and real estate services in New York City.

Kinney will be working closely with President Guiliano to drive the growth and quality of NYIT.

Kinney comes to NYIT from the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, where he was a program manager for an annual $780 million service contract in Iraq. He also worked in the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Interior overseeing police operations in Abu Dhabi.

Previously, Kinney was the director of global emergency preparedness at the American International Group (AIG), and he served as a director and fund manager at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Kinney directed restoration operations for the World Trade Center after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Before that, he was an Infantry Battalion Commander and Operations Officer from 1989 to 1994. There, he led an 800-man battalion, and conducted combat operations in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. He received a Bronze Star for Valor.

Kinney received his master’s degree in public administration from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Long Island University, and bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. 

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.
Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, 85,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


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