Tandon in the News

First Ever Female Dean at Tandon Begins New Role


In a monumental hiring for the historic technical institute, NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering hired its first female dean since the school’s founding, under a different name, in 1854. Hired last spring, Jelena Kovačević is now presiding over her first week of classes as dean. Kovačević is the first successor to Katepalli Sreenivasan, who served as the president of NYU-Poly during the 2014 merger between NYU and Polytechnic University and as dean when the school was renamed to Tandon in 2015.

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