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Two ASU engineering alumni have recently been named to top leadership positions at prominent universities.

Debra Larson, Ph.D. Civil Engineering ’94, has been named dean of the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University. She will leave her position as an engineering professor and academic affairs administrator at Northern Arizona University, where she has been a faculty member since 1994. Read more at

John Nicklow, Ph.D. Civil Engineering ’98, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. His doctoral work was supervised by Larry Mays, a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Nicklow joined the SIU-Carbondale’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1998 and rose to associate dean of its College of Engineering in 2007. Read more at:

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