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Dr. Samuel Frimpong, chair of mining and nuclear engineering and the Robert H. Quenon Chair of Mining Engineering, will step down from that position but will continue to serve until a new chair is found. Dr. Ian Ferguson, vice provost and dean for the College of Engineering and Computing, plans to initiate a nationwide search for a new chair soon.
Frimpong joined S&T in July 2004 as the Quenon Chair and has served as chair of mining and nuclear engineering since July 2006. During his tenure as chair, enrollment in mining engineering has more than doubled – from 152 to 341 – and enrollment in nuclear engineering has grown from 102 to 164.
“Dr. Frimpong has presided over tremendous growth in our mining and nuclear engineering programs, and I thank him for his leadership over the past nine years,” Ferguson says. “He has helped to put both programs on solid foundations for future growth and success.”
Frimpong will continue to hold the Quenon Chair within the mining engineering department.