Dear Alumni and Friends
of Ole Miss Engineering,

Greetings from Ole Miss! By the time you see this e-newsletter, classes will have started for the spring 2013 semester. It is wonderful to see campus populated with students again!

I regret to report that Scott Kilpatrick, assistant dean for student service, has decided to move to the unit next door, the Center for Manufacturing Excellence, to become its associate director for co-op. During the last seven to eight years, Scott has been the School of Engineering's chief undergraduate recruiter. During his tenure, particularly the last several years, the school has seen tremendous growth in undergraduate enrollment, from 600 in 2008 to more than 1,000 last fall. During the same period, the freshman ACT average has risen more than one full point, so the improvement is both in quantity and quality.

Though Scott has moved to CME, we will continue to collaborate with him in his new role. Meanwhile, a national search has begun to find Scott's replacement. You have my assurance that we will pay great attention to it and find the most capable and talented person to continue the school's growth! If you have any suggestions, please feel free to contact us.

Best wishes,

Alex Cheng Signature

Alex Cheng
Dean of the School of Engineering

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