UH Board of Regents approves Peter Crouch as new dean for UH Manoa College of Engineering

University of Hawaiʻi
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External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: May 19, 2006

HONOLULU — At its monthly meeting held this week at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, the University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) approved Peter Crouch as the new dean for the UH Mānoa College of Engineering. Crouch‘s appointment is for three years, effective July 1.

Crouch comes to UH Mānoa from Arizona State University (ASU) where he serves as vice provost for global engagement and dean for the past decade of the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. He replaces UH Mānoa College of Engineering Dean Wai-Fah Chen, who previously announced his intent to return to the faculty, focusing on research and mentoring doctoral students, when a successor had been identified.

"The College of Engineering is well-positioned for growth, and we believe Peter Crouch has the vision and skills to move us forward in the years ahead," said Mānoa Chancellor Denise Konan. "In his position at Arizona State University, he has been especially successful in nurturing the private industry partnerships that are hallmarks of our most successful programs at Mānoa. We also look forward to enhancing student success under Dean Crouch‘s leadership."

As dean of ASU‘s School of Engineering, Crouch leads 11 academic undergraduate programs with over 4,000 students and eight graduate programs with just under 2,000 students. He also manages a total annual budget of $95 million and moved the school to No. 47 in the Top 50 Engineering programs as ranked by US News and World Report.

Prior to his role as dean, he served as the chair of the Department of Electrical Engineering as well as in ASU faculty positions since 1984.

Crouch received his PhD in Applied Sciences from Harvard University, and a MS in Control Theory and BS in Engineering Science from Warwick University. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and a member of several professional organizations.

For a photo of Crouch, visit www.hawaii.edu/news/images/crouch06.jpg