Dean, College of Engineering

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Engineering. The Dean will serve as the chief academic and administrative officer of the College, which seeks to advance innovative, impactful solutions that address real-world challenges and to prepare the next generation of leaders with an interdisciplinary, experiential education. The Dean, faculty, staff, and students will collaborate, work across multiple academic disciplines, and leverage their advantageous location in the capital city of Richmond.

The College of Engineering seeks an ambitious, visionary, and collaborative leader who can advance and distinguish the research, teaching, and public engagement missions of the unit and contribute to the University’s new strategic plan (Quest 2028), which emphasizes a rich academic environment driven by diversity, equity, and inclusion-centered action, student success, collaborative research and innovation, and deep, meaningful community engagement with the city of Richmond, Commonwealth of Virginia, mid-Atlantic region, and nation.

Search Committee

Andrew Daire, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education

Rebecca Heise, Ph.D., Associate professor and undergraduate program director, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering  

Search Committee Members
Jayasimha Atulasimha, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, College of Engineering

Caroline Budwell, Ph.D., Associate professor and undergraduate director, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering

Jay Davenport, Vice president, Office of Development and Alumni Relations

Jayla Johnson, Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Carly Katz, Senior director of federal relations, Government Relations, Office of the President

Nathaniel Kinsey, Ph.D., Associate professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

Bill Lamp, President, College of Engineering Foundation Board of Trustees

Milos Manic, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering

Jennifer Rivers, Ed.D., Assistant dean for students affairs, Dean's Office, College of Engineering

Said M. Sebti, Ph.D., Professor and associate director of basic research at Massey Cancer Center, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine

Vamsi K. Yadavalli, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Sciences, College of Engineering  

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.