Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Achille Messac as the next Dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences (CEACS) at Howard University

Harris Search Associates has recruited Dr. Achille Messac as the next Dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Sciences (CEACS) at Howard University.

In his new role, Dr. Messac will provide academic and administrative leadership, vision, and oversight for undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture and Design, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.  

Dr. Messac comes to Howard University from Mississippi State University where he served as Dean of Engineering, Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Ernest W. and Mary Ann Davenport Jr., Chair (2013-2015).  Throughout his career, Dr. Messac has held academic and administrative leadership positions, with increasing responsibilities, including Distinguished Professor and Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Syracuse University, and prior to that as Acting Department Head for the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Department at the Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, where he served as Faculty Senate President.

Dr. Messac earned his Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Science degree, and PhD at MIT. 

Harris Search Associates www.harrisandassociates.com - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 53 offices in 35 countries worldwide. Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises.  Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

 

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