On the Move: Engineering Deans

Mohammad Ilyas, Ph.D. (FL E ’76), has recently been appointed as the dean of Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Ilyas has served as interim dean since May 2011. He has been part of the FAU faculty since 1983. Read the press release


Stanford University recently announced that James D Plummer, Ph.D. (CA E ’66), will step down as dean of the Stanford School of Engineering. After Dr. Plummer steps down next summer, he will be the longest-serving dean in Stanford’s history with nearly 15 years in the leadership position. He plans to take a year’s sabbatical and then return to research and teaching in Stanford’s electrical engineering department.

“During Jim’s tenure, the school has enhanced its partnerships with other Stanford schools and with outside entities to play a larger role in solving the most pressing global problems. We are grateful for his patient and collaborative leadership both within the school and across the university,” said Stanford President John Hennessy, Ph.D.


Pending approval this week from the Penn State University Board of Trustees, Amr Salah Elnashai, Ph.D., will become the new dean in the College of Engineering at Penn State (PSU). Currently, Dr. Elnashai is head of the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He will begin his tenure on January 13, 2014. Read the news announcement for more information



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