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CMU provost named interim president

Debra Erdley
| Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Carnegie Mellon University Provost Farnam Jahanian has been named interim president of the university on June 14, 2017.
Carnegie Mellon University Provost Farnam Jahanian has been named interim president of the university on June 14, 2017.

Carnegie Mellon University Provost Farnam Jahanian has been named interim president of the university, effective July 1, board chairman James Rohr announced Wednesday morning.

Jahanian, who came to CMU in 2014 as vice president for research, was named provost and chief academic officer in 2015. He fills the vacancy created by the unexpected resignation of President Subra Suresh.

Suresh, who came to CMU from the National Science Foundation four years ago, announced his resignation, effective June 30, two weeks ago.

“Working closely with the board, Dr. Jahanian will lead the university while CMU undertakes a global search for a new president, a process that will begin this fall,” Rohr said in an email to the university community.

Rohr said in the coming weeks Jahanian, a nationally recognized computer scientist, will appoint an interim provost.

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