May 2, 2006

Sacramento State names engineering dean

Photo: Emir Jose Macari
Emir Jose Macari

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Emir Jose Macari has been named dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Sacramento State. The appointment is effective Aug. 1.

“I am extremely pleased that Dr. Macari accepted the position of Dean,” said Ric Brown, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “He is a teacher, scholar and community leader. He will lead a great college to an even higher level.”

Macari is currently dean of the College of Science, Mathematics and Technology at the University of Texas at Brownsville. Prior to that, he served as the program director for the Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology at the National Science Foundation. He spent five years at Louisiana State University (1999-2004) and was the chair and Bingham C. Stewart Distinguished Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1999-2001. At the Georgia Institute of Technology he taught both engineering and public policy and at the University of Puerto Rico he was a professor and director of Civil Infrastructure Research Center. He has also worked as a civil engineer in private industry and has been a fellow at NASA.

Macari holds both a doctorate and a master’s degree in civil engineering geomechanics from the University of Colorado. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering geomechanics from Virginia Tech University.

A high-resolution image of Macari is available for download at www.csus.edu/news/imagedownload. Media assistance is available by contacting the Sacramento State public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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