3rd candidate for dean of engineering to visit KU

The third and final candidate for the dean position at the University of Kansas’ School of Engineering will be on campus Friday for interviews, KU announced Tuesday.

David Hahn, chair of the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Florida, will make a public presentation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday in 164 Ritchie Hall, according to a news release from KU.

Hahn has served in a number of faculty leadership positions at the University of Florida for 20 years. The department he currently chairs is the largest at the university, with more than 1,800 undergraduate students and more than 450 graduate students, according to the release.

The other two candidates — JoAnn Browning, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Arvin Agah, currently interim dean at KU’s School of Engineering — both presented earlier this month.

The recorded presentations of all the candidates will be available online after the final candidate has visited KU. Members of the campus community will have until Dec. 4 to provide feedback online at provost.ku.edu/search/dengr.

A timeline for hiring the next dean has not been set.


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