Letter from the President
I want to tell you that dreams really do come true. When I first entered into academic administration at Carnegie Mellon University in the 1980s, I told my wife, Anna, that I aspired to one day become a university president. Even with that goal in mind, I could never have imagined that I would succeed one of my great mentors, John L. Anderson, whom I met at Carnegie Mellon, when he and I would serve as president and provost, respectively, at Illinois Institute of Technology. When President Anderson retired as Illinois Tech’s eighth president in 2015, the members of the university’s Board of Trustees placed their confidence in me by naming me as the ninth president of this great institution.