Anita Farrington

Associate Dean for Student Affairs


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Anita Farrington is an experienced Student Affairs Administrator who has had a professional career at New York University spanning 37 years. In 2010, she assumed the role of Dean of Student Affairs at NYU-Poly where she played a key leadership role in overseeing the merger of NYU-Polytechnic School of Engineering. In her current role, Dean Farrington works to ensure that students have full access to services and resources at the Washington Square Campus, but most importantly, she is committed to making sure that they have a strong Tandon identity through community building and programming initiatives.

She began her career at the NYU Stern School of Business, where she served as Director of MBA Academic Advisement and Director of Diversity Admissions. She then assumed the role of Dean of Freshmen at the NYU College of Arts and Science for many years. Her personal interests are in the arts, especially classic and contemporary jazz, and in supporting female and artists of color.