Alexa Hampton to Speak at NYSID's 2016 Commencement Ceremony

As the Class of 2016 is hard at work on thesis projects and finishing up coursework, we are getting excited for NYSID's 99th Commencement Exercises, which will take on Wednesday, May 18, 4pm at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Interior designer and NYSID trustee Alexa Hampton will be the commencement speaker. She will receive an honorary doctorate degree alongside Wendy Goodman; design editor at New York Magazine, and Daisy Soros, NYSID alumna and philanthropist.

“We are so pleased that Alexa Hampton will be our commencement speaker this year,” said NYSID president David Sprouls. “She is such a powerhouse in the field, creating timeless classical designs for A-list clients, developing furniture and product lines, writing books, and more. She is also an incredibly generous spirit, serving as a NYSID trustee, co-chair of our annual dinners, and a true advocate for the mission of the college.”

This year, NYSID is proud to graduate 116 candidates this year: 37 Master of Fine Arts, 18 Master of Professional Studies, 31 Bachelor of Fine Arts, and 30 Associate in Applied Science candidates.


Phyllis Greer