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William Sanders is the New Dean of CMU’s College of Engineering

William Sanders of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been appointed the next dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering, starting on January 1, 2020.

The College of Engineering is a CMU Portugal stakeholder being represented at the Board of Directors through its Dean. The CMU Engineering College also offers two of our Dual Degree Ph.Ds: Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECC) and Engineering and Public Policy (EPP).

William H. Sanders, is the Herman M. Dieckamp Endowed Chair in Engineering at the University of Illinois and the interim director of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) at the University of Illinois. The selected Dean will also hold an appointment in Carnegie Mellon’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a courtesy appointment in the Computer Science Department (School of Computer Science)

The new Dean succeeds Jonathan (Jon) Cagan, who will remain the interim dean until Sanders arrives. Cagan was named interim dean when James H. Garrett, Jr. left the position and began his tenure as provost in January 2019.

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