2015 – Dr. S. David Wu
Dr. S. David Wu is President of Baruch College, a constituent college of The City University of New York (CUNY). At the time of his award, Dr. Wu was the Provost and Executive Vice President at George Mason University. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating and overseeing the full range of the university’s academic activities, including curricular, instructional, and research affairs.
Prior to joining Mason, Dr. Wu served as Dean of the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, and holder of the Lee A. Iacocca endowed chair at Lehigh University. In his capacity as Dean at Lehigh, he oversaw 7 academic departments, over 40 degree programs, and 14 research centers and institutes.
Dr. Wu led the development and implementation of Lehigh Engineering’s strategic plan with broad involvement of the Lehigh community. The essence of the plan was to redefine engineering education as a critical component of liberal education for the 21st century.
Dr. Wu is an accomplished scholar in systems engineering and operations research. A IISE Fellow, he has published extensively in his field and has served on various national and international boards, such as the National Science Foundation and the Science Foundation of Ireland. He also serves on the board for Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering, and was on the engineering advisory boards for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He was a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania and HKUST. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University.