Peter E. Crouch has been named dean of UTA's nationally ranked College of Engineering. He also will serve as a professor of electrical engineering.
In his previous leadership positions as dean at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Arizona State University, Dr. Crouch brought significant enrollment growth, created strong partnerships with business and workforce leaders, and elevated the colleges' national rankings. He has helped secure millions in federal support for major research centers focused on renewable energy, environmental security, space flight, and flexible electronics displays, among other areas of emphasis. He has also led the expansion of engineering programs to China, India, and Mexico and enhanced online offerings for working professionals.
UTA's College of Engineering is the third largest in Texas, serving about 7,000 students. The college awarded more than 1,500 degrees in the 2015-16 academic year, a 52 percent increase from the previous year.
"UTA is already distinguished by excellence and access through transformative knowledge production and education based on scholarship, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and global impact," Crouch says. "To that end, we are setting clear objectives to move the college to a new level. We will embrace the vision for what UTA will become, be equipped for and manage student growth, focus vigorous research on the University's guiding themes, and cultivate diversity across the college."