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Dean S. David Wu to join George Mason University as provost

Dr. S. David Wu, Dean and Iacocca Professor of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University, has been appointed as the next provost and executive vice president of George Mason University. His appointment becomes effective July 1, 2014.

Wu will succeed Peter N. Stearns, who has served as Mason’s provost since 2000.

“I am thrilled and excited to start the next phase of my career at George Mason,” said Wu. “But I will miss Lehigh dearly. After almost three decades here, I owe my sincere gratitude to my mentors, colleagues, and friends with whom I worked side by side to build something truly special and distinctive. The support from President Gast and Provost Farrell has been remarkable. I am proud to say that, together, we made real impact on the lives of young people and their places in this world."

"I want to congratulate David on being named Provost at George Mason University,” said Patrick Farrell, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “He has been a major contributor to Lehigh as a faculty member and as a Dean for over 25 years. I'm sure he will take some of Lehigh with him to his new position. We wish him all the best in his new responsibilities."

Wu, who holds the Lee A. Iacocca endowed chair at Lehigh University, was appointed dean of the Engineering College in 2004. A well-known scholar in operations research, he specializes in optimization, game theory and statistical analysis and has received significant support for his research from the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and Sandia National Laboratories.

Read the full story in the Lehigh University News Center.

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