Dr. Richard Sweigard has accepted the position of Dean of Engineering at the University of Memphis with a starting date of June 1, 2013. Dr. Sweigard has provided dedicated service to the department and college as a professor and leader over the past two decades. He served as chair of the department and executive director of the foundation for 14 years. The department’s growth to its current status was initiated by his efforts and your support to develop a recruiting program and to secure support for the scholarship program. Over the past 5 years, he has served the college exceptionally as the Associate Dean for Administration and Academic Affairs.