City & State New York named New York Tech President Hank Foley, Ph.D., to its Higher Education Power 100 list for his work to increase the university’s reputation and national standing. “An accomplished administrator and research scientist and teacher, Foley has seen the New York Institute of Technology rise in the U.S. News & World Report rankings and has also launched the school’s first Ph.D. programs, in medicine and computer science,” said City & State New York.
The magazine looked beyond factors such as graduation rate, class size, and student grades and test scores in their selection process and mainly focused on “extracurricular activities outside the classroom.”
According to City & State, “there’s more to leading an institution of higher learning than ensuring students complete their courses of study and earn their degrees. School deans and presidents are also civic leaders, debating the issues of the day, defending the rights of women and people of color, and supporting students from other countries. Many serve on local and state commissions or join the boards of nonprofit, philanthropic and other community-based organizations, shaping policies and crafting solutions to societal challenges.”
See the list.