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A Message from the Dean

College of Engineering

I am honored and thrilled to serve as the seventh Dean for the College of Engineering leading our great College as it celebrates its 80th anniversary. I am committed to working with everyone through effective communication, transparency, and impartiality to foster a sense of collegiality and trust among College stakeholders.

My vision is to bring my thirty years’ experience, spanning three different universities and industry, and my leadership style to our College to achieve a national prominence with a reputation for excellence in education, research, and workforce development. My focus as Dean is on garnering resources through philanthropy, recruiting a world-class faculty and developing new initiatives that enhance the profile of our college and improve the education offered to our students to produce career-ready, highly skilled, well-rounded engineers and technologists in high demand for their critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.

Under my leadership, we will strive for the college to be well known, at regional, state, and national levels, as a premier provider of a unique and rigorous education that emphasizes leadership, business, entrepreneurship and innovation skills within the engineering and technology curriculum that meets the needs for future engineering and technology professions. I am dedicated to working with the faculty, the college and university leaders for our College to be nationally recognized with excellence in basic research and technology development in key focused research areas. I am committed to working with the College alumni, industry, faculty, and staff to prepare our College to be one of the major players in economic and workforce development in the region.

Dr. Ahmed Khattab

Dean and Professor
College of Engineering
University of Louisiana at Lafayette