Iowa State University Hires Engineering Dean

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By Rachel Begle

AMES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State University says it has hired the dean of engineering from Mississippi State University to fill the same position at ISU.

Sara Rajala will begin work on the Ames campus April 1. The university made the announcement Thursday.

Rajala has been engineering dean at Mississippi State since 2008. There she is credited with raising more than $30 million in private gifts and revising the strategic plan for the college of engineering.

She succeeds Jonathan Wickert, who was promoted in July to senior vice president and provost at Iowa State.

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