UT grad named president of Carnegie Mellon

Farnam Jahanian, who earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Texas, has been named president of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Jahanian had been serving as Carnegie Mellon’s interim president and was previously provost and chief academic officer. He joined the university in 2014 as vice president of research.

Carnegie Mellon, which is private, is a somewhat idiosyncratic school, with strong programs in science and technology but a standout drama school as well.

“Dr. Jahanian embodies a bold, boundary-crossing, creative approach to the most important issues of our time — the very qualities that define and differentiate Carnegie Mellon, positioning this university to shape our world at the nexus of technology and human life,” James E. Rohr, chairman of the Board of Trustees, wrote in a message to the university community.

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