The Board of Trustees of Illinois Institute of Technology unanimously elected Alan W. Cramb as the ninth president of the university. Cramb, who has been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs since 2008, will succeed John L. Anderson on August 1.
“Alan has been instrumental in moving the university to a new level of academic excellence over the past six years,” says Alan “Bud” Wendorf (ME ’71), chairman of the board. “His leadership has helped IIT increase its undergraduate enrollment to record levels, strengthen IIT’s financial position, and attract eminent scholars to our colleges. He also understands the challenges facing higher education. The Board of Trustees believes that he will be an outstanding president and looks forward to working with him in the years ahead.”
The Charles and Lee Finkl Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Cramb received a B.Sc. with Honors in Metallurgy from the University of Strathclyde and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.