Schurtz succeeds Mansco Perry III, who announced his retirement in December.
The $22 billion pension fund also tapped Anthony Chiu as deputy CIO.
He succeeds Michael Haddad to become the first permanent CIO of NYCRS since Alex Doñé left in December.
Norway’s central bank also makes adjustments to the Government Pension Fund Global’s investment exclusion list.
The university says it will also boost investments in cleaner energy companies.