Karen Vahey

Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid


Member of NYIT Admissions since



Bellmore, N.Y.


B.A. in English, Fordham University
M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy, Fordham University

Favorite Thing About NYIT

I have a really nice connection to NYIT. My husband was a member of the basketball team and received his B.S. in Business Administration in 1996. 

Advice you give to NYIT applicants

I’m new to NYIT but not to admissions and financial aid.  My advice is always to start the process early, know the requirements and deadlines, visit campus often, and get to know the counselor who’ll be reviewing your application.

Favorite Vacation Spot


Favorite eatery near NYIT campus

La Bottega near the Old Westbury campus and Rosa Mexicano near the Manhattan campus.

When I am not at work, I am…

at a spinning class, adding to my wine cellar, or catching up on Real Housewives