Search under way for new dean of engineering

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The nominating committee established to identify a successor to Adel Sedra has begun its work. Sedra, who is also a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department, joined the University of Waterloo in 2003 and will finish his second term as dean next year. A memo written by Provost Geoff McBoyle says input and feedback are welcomed by members of the search committee or others until this Sunday, July 31. Sedra says he still has a lot to accomplish between now and July 1, 2012 when the new dean officially takes office.

“We’re in the middle of finalizing Vision 2015 and I intend to have the new strategic plan up and running by the end of next June. This will provide the new dean while settling into the position with an excellent starting point to help guide the Faculty into the future.” Beginning next July, Sedra will take a year-long sabbatical. His plans include writing the seventh edition of his popular textbook Microelectronic Circuits, which has been translated into 10 languages and has well over one million copies in print.