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Dear Colleagues,

Ned Crankshaw has served as the acting dean of the College of Design since August 16, 2022. Because of his effective leadership, I am pleased to reappoint Acting Dean Crankshaw.

Under Acting Dean Crankshaw’s leadership, the college has hired several new, remarkable faculty; promoted several existing faculty and staff members; and expanded the scope of its research. Enrollment has increased in multiple academic programs in the college, and there are numerous opportunities for non-design majors as well. Acting Dean Crankshaw has also led the college as it plans for the opening of the Gray Design Building.

I would like to thank Acting Dean Crankshaw for his leadership and willingness to serve the college as acting dean. Please join me in congratulating him on his reappointment.

Robert S. DiPaola, M.D.