Anastasia Crosswhite deeply understands the issues and opportunities facing higher education and the leaders of these institutions. A former administrative leader at New York University and its Stern School of Business, she gained invaluable insight into the workings of complex higher education institutions as well as the search committee process for identifying and selecting university leaders.

Anastasia believes that the need for outstanding and innovative leadership in higher education and nonprofits is more critical than ever. With more than a decade of senior administrative experience in higher education, Anastasia is passionate about helping mission-driven institutions find, assess and recruit top leaders. She also cares deeply about diversity and inclusion and is a champion for increasing the representation of female and underrepresented groups in nonprofit and higher education senior leadership.

Recent Work

  • Recruiting and assessing academic and functional leaders within the higher education sector, including deans and presidents
  • Assisting multiple universities assess and recruit general counsels
  • Working with foundations and nonprofits to find operational and financial leaders

Previous Experience

  • Associate dean for planning and advisor to the dean at New York University Stern School of Business
  • Associate vice president for faculty housing at NYU and member of the university’s senior leadership team
  • Associate in corporate department at New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Clerk to the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit


  • J.D. with Order of the Coif honors from New York University School of Law
  • M.B.A. with a specialization in finance from New York University Stern School of Business
  • M.A. in history from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • A.B. in history, magna cum laude, from Princeton University


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