New President and Provost Officially Assume Leadership Roles at Illinois Tech


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Chicago, IL — July 31, 2015 —

Alan W. Cramb begins his term as the ninth president of Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) on August 1, 2015, while at the same time, Frances Bronet succeeds Cramb as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the university.

Cramb, who has been provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Illinois Tech since 2008, was unanimously elected by the Board of Trustees in October 2014. He succeeds John L. Anderson, who resigned as president this summer and will remain at the university as a distinguished professor of chemical engineering.

Cramb is also the Charles and Lee Finkl Professor of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Illinois Tech. He received his B.Sc. with Honors in Metallurgy from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania. The author of more than 200 publications, he is the recipient of many academic and industry honors, and in 2014 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Bronet joins Illinois Tech from the University of Oregon where she held the position of acting provost. A distinguished scholar, teacher, and researcher as well as an experienced administrator, she earned her Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Architecture, and Bachelor of Engineering degrees from McGill University. Her Master of Science in Architecture is from Columbia University.

About Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology, also known as Illinois Tech, is a private, technology-focused, research university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, science, architecture, business, design, human sciences, applied technology, and law. One of 21 institutions that comprise the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), Illinois Tech offers exceptional preparation for professions that require technological sophistication, an innovative mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit.