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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, News Editor

I am a journalism student focusing on news-editorial writing with a minor in politicalsScience. I transferred into the University in fall 2016 from a community college and began working as a news reporter at The Daily Illini. After spending time as a reporter, I was chosen as the News Editor for the 2017–2018 term. If I’m not working on a story, I’m usually alternating between episodes of The Office and Parks and Recreation, eating breakfast foods or convincing myself to go on a run.

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