Johns Hopkins University has named a new dean of its Whiting School of Engineering.
T.E. Schlesinger, who now heads the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, will take over the Baltimore post in January.
Schlesinger collaborated with faculty to redesign Carnegie's undergraduate program and expand graduate offerings, Hopkins said in a statement, and he plans to use a similar approach here.
“Johns Hopkins and the Whiting School are without doubt among the finest institutions in the world, and I view this opportunity as a privilege of both leadership and stewardship. I see my role as enabling Johns Hopkins students and faculty to achieve their goals while sharing a common vision for what it means to be a Hopkins Engineer in the 21st century,” Schlesinger said in a statement.
Schlesinger oversaw 100 faculty members and a $50 million budget at Carnegie, which had research partnerships with top corporations and communities around the world, according to Hopkins.
“Ed Schlesinger’s record as a researcher, educator and administrator reflect a tireless commitment to excellence and a genuine passion for engineering and higher education,” Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins, said in a statement.
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