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Interim dean named for College of Engineering

By Jessica Bursztynsky, News Editor

Tamer Basar was named the interim dean for the College of Engineering on Tuesday, according to a University press release.

Basar, the director of the Center for Advanced Study and a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University, begins his appointment Jan. 16, 2018. The appointment is pending approval from the University’s Board of Trustees.

Basar is taking over for Andreas Cangellaris. Cangellaris was named vice chancellor for academic affairs and provost earlier this year.

The search for a permanent dean will begin in spring.

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About the Writer
Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Managing Editor for Reporting
I’m Jessica, and I’m a junior studying journalism. I started at The Daily Illini my sophomore year as a news reporter, worked my way up to news editor and had a brief stint as interim editor-in-chief. I’m spending this semester as managing editor for reporting. If I’m not doing journalism, I’m running, eating brunch or...
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