CBE Alumnus and Former Professor Now UK's Engineering Dean

September 12, 2012

Belinda Lacoste

John Y Walz

John Y. Walz, BS ’82 and former Tulane chemical engineering faculty member is now the 10th dean of the University of Kentucky, College of Engineering.

In his welcome letter, Walz, who received his doctoral degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992, mentions “a world-class faculty, a growing, talented student body and a sought-after alumni base” as aspects of the college that have him “energized about the future.”

In a recent article, Walz said he was drawn to the University of Kentucky because of the opportunities to collaborate with the medical school, dental school and pharmacy school which are located in close proximity to the College of Engineering.

Read "UK’s new engineering dean, John Walz," by Tom Martin, July 18, 2012, BusinessLexington. Photo by Emily Moseley.

Read University of Kentuky News article, June 13, 2012

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