Following a months-long search, the School of Engineering announced that Reginald DesRoches, the current chair of civil and environmental engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will take the position of engineering dean on July 1.

In a statement, Provost Marie Lynn Miranda said DesRoches was a strong educator and leader who would help carry out the vision of the engineering school.

The search committee began looking for candidates in August and conducted initial interviews with 14, then narrowed the field to four before choosing DesRoches, according to committee chair and physics professor Paul Padley.

More information to follow.