May 9, 2019

NYU School of Professional Studies Convocation Ceremonies to Recognize the Achievements of Graduates Who Represent the Next Generation of Leaders and Innovators in Industry

Neil Glat, President of the NY Jets, Will Address Graduate Degree Candidates on May 24; Acclaimed Author Lindsey Pollak, an Expert on the Millennial Generation and Multigenerational Workplace, Will Deliver the Undergraduate Convocation Address on May 23

MAY 9, 2019, NEW YORK, NY—More than 2,050 graduate and undergraduate students from across the country and around the world will receive their degrees from the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) during Convocation ceremonies that will recognize them for their completion of rigorous, professionally focused programs of study. NYU President Andrew Hamilton will address degree candidates at both Convocation ceremonies.

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies, which will be celebrating its 85th anniversary beginning in Fall 2019, prepares students who are just beginning on their career paths, as well as those who are seasoned professionals, with the critical knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in emerging and growing industries in the US and around the world.

The Graduate Convocation ceremony will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019, 5:00—7:30 p.m., at Radio City Music Hall. Students will receive their degrees in a broad range of fields that make NYUSPS so unique in its ability to produce leaders and innovators of industry—Construction Management, Real Estate, and Real Estate Development; Global Affairs; Hospitality Industry Studies; Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Integrated Marketing, and Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Management and Systems; Project Management; Professional Writing; Publishing; Sports Business; and Translation.

Neil Glat, president of the NY Jets, will address the graduate degree candidates, providing his thoughts on successful personal and professional development. Glat recently completed his seventh season with the team. In this leadership role, he has elevated the organization’s gameday and off-field activities, spearheaded initiatives such as the Jets Rewards program; the team’s investment in Sapphire Sport, a sports technology venture capital firm; and the team’s recent brand and uniform launch. He also has built strategic partnerships with numerous Fortune 500 companies and has led community-based initiatives, including the Jets Tackling Bullying program in partnership with STOMP Out Bullying. Read his full biography. Carmella Glover, MS in PR & Corporate Communication, NYUSPS Division of Programs in Business, will represent the graduate class.

The School’s Undergraduate Convocation ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019, 11 a.m.—1:00 p.m., at the Manhattan Center, Hammerstein Ballroom. Students in traditional, four-year programs of study in Hotel and Tourism Management, Real Estate, and Sports Management, along with post-traditional students in the Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies, who have gone back to school to earn their degree, will be recognized for this critical milestone in their education. 

Lindsey Pollak, a leading expert on the millennial generation and today’s multigenerational workplace, will address the undergraduate degree candidates. Pollak is The New York Times bestselling author of Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders and Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World. Her latest book, The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace, was published by HarperCollins in May 2019. Read her full biography. Adam Simon Lassner, BS in Sports Management, with a concentration in Sports Media, NYUSPS Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport, will represent the undergraduate class.

“Now more than ever, earning a degree from the NYU School of Professional Studies provides the business acumen, critical thinking and analytical skills, technological proficiencies, and global perspective that are required to lead in today’s competitive marketplace,” noted NYUSPS Interim Dean Susan Greenbaum. “As we prepare to celebrate our 85th anniversary, it is incredibly satisfying to know that we have graduated thousands of professionals, who have made their mark in their chosen fields through hard work, a deep commitment to progress in their areas of specialty, and a continued drive to innovate. We are so proud of this year’s graduates, and look forward to welcoming them back as successful alumni.”

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In addition to the NYUSPS Convocation ceremonies, the NYU 187th All-University Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 22, at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, from 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m. 

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges—each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of NYUSPS arises from its place as the NYU home for industry-focused education and applied research that is related to key knowledge-based fields, in which the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs that span a broad range of disciplines including: Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film, and TV; Economic and Urban Development; English Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime; Event Management; Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism Management; Humanities; Human Capital Analytics and Technology; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages; Management and Systems; Marketing; Professional Writing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Global Sport; Sports Business; and Translation.

More than 80 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates nearly 5,400 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by over 18,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses, Certificates, and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by nearly 25,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit

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