Dr. Gregory L. Fenves Appointed Cockrell Dean

Monday, June 2, 2008 - 7:00pm

Dr. Gregory L. Fenves, international expert in structural engineering and former chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, has been appointed dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Fenves’ appointment, which follows an international search, is effective Sept. 1. Fenves, 51, replaces Dr. Ben Streetman who served 12 years as the Cockrell School dean.

Gregory Fenves is an internationally recognized leader in civil and environmental engineering, and we are enormously pleased that he will take over the leadership of the Cockrell School of Engineering after Ben Streetman’s long and successful deanship,” said William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin. “Dean Fenves will inherit one of the premier engineering schools in the nation and we have confidence that under his leadership the school will accomplish even more.

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