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NYU Names Dr. Dianne Rekow Senior Vice Provost for Engineering and Technology

December 1, 2008

Dr. Dianne Rekow, formerly Professor and Chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has been named NYU’s Senior Vice Provost for Engineering and Technology. In her new position, Dr. Rekow is leading three major initiatives.

She is responsible for completing the consolidation of NYU and Polytechnic University, which became affiliated with NYU in July 2007, and is now known as the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Once the two institutions are fully integrated, Polytechnic is expected to become a school within NYU. Dr. Rekow began working on the NYU-Polytechnic consolidation in the fall of 2007, when she was appointed Special Adviser to the President and Provost on Engineering at NYU. Her significant involvement in fostering the relationship between NYU and Polytechnic, and her expertise as a scientist and engineer, led to her appointment as Senior Vice Provost for Engineering and Technology.

Dr. Rekow will also lead development and implementation of an engineering curriculum for NYU’s new campus in Abu Dhabi. This effort offers a special opportunity for closer integration of science, technology, and liberal arts.

The third initiative is to build new research teams across schools and disciplines, both within NYU, and between NYU and Polytechnic.

Because of the demands of her new administrative post, Dr. Rekow has relinquished her position as Chair of the Department of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology. Dr. Robert Boylan, Associate Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology, has been named Interim Chair while a search is conducted to find a permanent replacement for Dr. Rekow. She will retain her faculty appointment as a Professor of Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology.

Speaking of her new assignment, Dr. Rekow said, “One rarely is given the constellation of enviable and exciting opportunities and possibilities created by this new position. The collegiality and entrepreneurial spirit of my colleagues at the College of Dentistry will always remain an important role model for future endeavors. I look forward to including them in many of our new initiatives.”

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
College of Dentistry

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Christopher James | (212) 998-6876


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