UTEP Names Interim Dean of Engineering
September 8, 2015 | UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS
Carlos Ferregut, Ph.D.
Carlos Ferregut, Ph.D., has been named the interim dean of the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP).
Ferregut is currently a professor in the University's Department of Civil Engineering and director of the Engineering Global Programs Office. He has served at UTEP since 1990 and has held a number of administrative positions, including associate dean for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies and associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research.
"Dr. Ferregut's distinguished record of service has prepared him for leadership of the College during this time of transition," said UTEP President Diana Natalicio. "He has played a major role in ensuring access to excellent and innovative opportunities for our students, and his sustained commitment to the students and faculty of the College will serve him very well in this new role."
At UTEP, Ferregut has conducted research related to risk analysis, damage assessment and the reliability of structures. He has received funding from multiple institutions, including the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Federal Highway Administration and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Howard Daudistel, Ph.D., said, "Dr. Ferregut is recognized by his peers at UTEP and elsewhere as a talented leader who is committed to the institutional mission. I look forward to working closely with him to continue the College's nationally recognized trajectory of excellence and inclusion."
Ferregut received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico and a master's degree in civil engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He holds a Ph.D. in the same field from the University of Waterloo in Canada.
Ferregut replaces Richard Schoephoerster, Ph.D., who served as the dean of the College of Engineering since 2007. Schoephoerster recently stepped down from the position to pursue teaching and research on a full-time basis at the University.
Daudistel said, "After serving as a UTEP college dean for many years, we are grateful to Dr. Schoephoerster for his administrative service to the college and are confident that he will continue to contribute much to UTEP's success."