Katherine E. Fleming

Provost of New York University

Katherine E. Fleming is the first woman to be Provost of New York University, the largest private university in the United States. As Provost, she has made significant changes to policy in the areas of family leave, child- and elder-care support, and mentorship for junior faculty. At NYU she also holds the Alexander S. Onassis Chair of Hellenic Culture and Civilization in the Department of History. She has had an international professional career, spending 2007-2012 in Paris at the École Normale Supérieure, and from 2012–2016 serving as President of the Board of Directors of the University of Piraeus, Greece – the only woman to have served in this capacity at any Greek university. She currently serves on the Administrative Board of the Universities of Paris system. Fleming holds honorary doctorates from the University of Macedonia (PAMAK) and from Ionian University in Greece, and her published work has won the Runciman Prize and the National Jewish Book Award, among other honors. In 2019 she was nominated to the order of chevalier in the French Legion of Honor.

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