NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering appoints first female dean

For the first time in its 164-year history, the former Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn appointed its first female dean yesterday. Jelena Kovačević was named dean of NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering by President Andrew Hamilton and Provost Katherine Fleming, effective Aug. 15.  Kovačević, who comes from Carnegie Mellon University — where she is the Hamerschlag University professor, the head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a professor of biomedical engineering — is the first woman to head the school since its founding in 1854.


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