Please join me in welcoming Professor Leila Ladani to the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering as the new director of The Polytechnic School. We are excited to welcome Leila to FSE and I know that she looks forward to working across our schools and within The Polytechnic School as it continues to advance student success, faculty scholarship and staff development.
In seeking the next director of The Polytechnic School, we looked for a candidate that captured the energy and passion of the school and one who would propel its unique position within the Fulton Schools — a leader in key initiatives, a key connector in others and a supporter of learning and scholarship. Leila is an accomplished engineer and educator, and her experiences and passion will add important dimensions to FSE. Our faculty, staff and students who met Leila during her recruitment, and subsequently have created a welcoming environment since her arrival, have already provided a terrific network of support that will be crucial to advancing the school’s successes.
Leila looks forward to sharing her ideas and building a shared community of practice that will be important to the continued evolution of TPS. As Leila transitions to ASU, I trust that you all will extend the warmest of welcomes and support her efforts.