Villanova University Appoints Michele Marcolongo, PhD, PE, as the Drosdick Endowed Dean of the College of Engineering
Dr. Marcolongo’s engineering career spans more than three decades and encompasses roles as an academician, researcher, administrator, inventor and entrepreneur. This key appointment is the result of a rigorous national search led by a committee of faculty, administrators, students and alumni.
“On behalf of the entire Villanova community, I am delighted to have Dr. Marcolongo spearheading our College of Engineering,” said University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD.
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Our collaboratively competitive community of undergraduate through doctoral students benefits from faculty members who are experts in their fields and recognized for excellence in teaching, applied learning techniques and scholarly research. They prepare and educate engineers to be society’s future innovators and technical leaders, and help students develop the broad-based leadership skills they need to grow professionally and collaborate effectively across disciplines.
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On February 21, 2020, more than 150 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends attended the 43rd Engineering Alumni Awards reception, hosted by the College of Engineering and the Engineering Alumni Society. The annual event celebrates the achievements of 13 exceptional engineering alumni who exemplify service, leadership, excellence, stewardship and technical advancements in the field of engineering.
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