Innovative. Visionary. Impactful. 

The University of Iowa's new dean of the College of Engineering will lead us to new heights in addressing grand challenges in advanced technologies, health sciences, sustainability, energy, and the environment. We are seeking someone who has the ability to bring together our talented faculty, staff, and students in a collaborative and creative environment to drive change and make a real impact in the world. Join us as we pave the way for the future of engineering.

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Ann McKenna

Ann McKenna named College of Engineering dean

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Ann F. McKenna, vice dean of strategic advancement at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University and professor of engineering in the Polytechnic School, has been named dean of the University of Iowa College of Engineering. She will begin on Aug. 16.
Engineering Skywalk

College of Engineering dean finalists to visit campus

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
The University of Iowa search committee for the new dean of the College of Engineering has selected three final candidates. The candidates will visit campus to participate in open forums and meet with faculty, staff, students, shared governance, and campus leadership.
Photograph of Old Capitol dome taken by a drone

Dean search committee, search firm finalize leadership profile for next engineering dean

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Using input from College of Engineering faculty, staff, and students, Witt Kieffer and the College of Engineering Dean Search Committee completed the leadership profile and job description for the next dean of the college, which was approved by Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Kregel on Feb. 16.
Photo of students walking away from the Engineering Annex in the spring

College of Engineering dean search committee co-chairs, members named

Thursday, January 19, 2023
University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students have been named to the search committee for a new dean of the College of Engineering. Sara Sanders, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Jun Wang, the James E. Ashton Professor of Engineering and interim department executive officer of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, were named co-chairs of the committee.
Harriet Nembhard

Harriet Nembhard named president of Harvey Mudd College

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Harriet Nembhard, dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Engineering, has been named president of Harvey Mudd College, a liberal arts college specializing in science, engineering, and mathematics located in Claremont, California. She will begin on July 1. UI will conduct a national search for her replacement.