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Santa Clara University, September 17, 2007, Vol. 8, No. 1

School of Engineering welcomes new Dean

“Engineering fits so well with the Jesuit tradition of being able to change the world,” he noted.

According to SCU President Paul Locatelli, S.J., “Dr. Mungal has a strong, demonstrated commitment to diversity, recruitment and retention issues in education, and he is particularly interested in the role of engineering in advancing the cause of under-represented and first-generation students.”

Reflecting on his own days as a student, Mungal said energy resources today, as in the 1970s, continues to be one of the key issues facing the world—and engineers everywhere. “China and India, their role in engineering now is significant; there are real challenges for companies and schools to make valuable contributions.”

As dean, Mungal will seek ways to promote the University’s goals of increasing enrollment in the undergraduate and graduate engineering programs, and forming partnerships within the Silicon Valley community to enrich the curricula. He is experienced in fundraising, budgeting and generating resources, having raised and managed more than $7 million in government and industrial funding to support his research at Stanford.