Professor Yaw D Yeboah

Professor Yaw D. Yeboah: New Dean Appointed at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering!

Florida A&M University and Florida State University have named Pennsylvania State University engineering Professor Yaw D. Yeboah as the new dean of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering. The appointment will take effect July 1.

After a national, five-month search, Yeboah was selected to succeed Ching-Jen "Marty" Chen, the college's dean from 1992 to 2011. Engineering Professor John R. Collier has served as interim dean since Chen stepped down in February 2011.

"I am truly ecstatic to join Florida State University Provost Garnett Stokes in announcing the new dean for the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Dr. Yaw Yeboah," said FAMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Cynthia Hughes Harris. "I am confident that with Dr. Yeboah's level of experience, research expertise and professionalism, he will ensure that the college remains one of the top producers of baccalaureate minority engineers in the nation. We are very fortunate to have him join our team of academic leaders."

"Dr. Yeboah is an accomplished scholar who blends a genuine concern for students with the leadership skills that will propel the College of Engineering toward greater distinction," said Stokes, Florida State's provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. "He is a consensus builder with a track record of success in higher education administration."

Yeboah will be the fifth leader of the jointly operated engineering college, which enrolls approximately 2,250 undergraduate and 300 graduate students annually.