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Henry C. “Hank” Foley, Ph.D., is the fourth president of New York Institute of Technology (New York Tech). He joined the university in June 2017 after serving as interim chancellor of the University of Missouri-Columbia. Foley earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry at Providence College, a master’s degree in chemistry from Purdue University, and doctorate in physical and inorganic chemistry from Penn State. He has held faculty appointments in chemistry and chemical engineering at MU, Penn State, and the University of Delaware. An accomplished researcher who has dedicated more than 30 years to advancing the study of nanotechnology, Foley holds 16 patents, has written more than 150 articles and a textbook, and has mentored nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate thesis students.