Kaiko Marie Hayes is the Assistant Dean for Administration at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and serves as the school’s Senior Administrative Officer overseeing Tisch Human Resources and Contract Management and Compliance.
Internally to Tisch and NYU, she oversees various special projects, operational and policy issues, selected school and University committees and task forces. Externally, she serves as the chief liaison between the Tisch School and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities which is the advisory committee to the White House on cultural issues.
Prior to coming to Tisch, Kaiko worked in NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration as Chief of Staff at the NYC Districting Commission and in the Deputy Mayor for Operations office where she represented the Deputy Mayor and the Mayor on several City commissions, oversaw several mayoral projects, task forces, and the budget and planning process.
Kaiko has an extensive knowledge of local, national and international arts and cultural organizations and programming from her work in the Corporate Giving/Cultural Programs division at Altria/Philip Morris and from her experience at the Department of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York.
She received a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College where she served on the Board of Directors. She is a graduate of The Cambridge School of Weston, a progressive independent school located in Massachusetts where she is currently a member of the Board. She is also a Board member of the Little Red School House/Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI), a progressive independent school located in New York City and a founding board member of Middle Village Preparatory Charter School in Middle Village, New York.