May 2008
Issue 68

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SEAS Dean Timothy Tong
SEAS Dean Timothy Tong
Timothy W. Tong, dean of the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named president of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A Hong Kong native, Tong will assume his new duties on Jan. 1, 2009.

Tong began at GW in 2000. Under his leadership, the School of Engineering and Applied Science has grown to 230 full-time and part-time faculty members and approximately 2,500 students – 80 percent of who are graduate students. The school’s annual external research funding has increased by approximately 40 percent, and it has built a number of important research and educational partnerships, both nationally and internationally.

“I am very grateful for having had the opportunity to serve as dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at GW for the past eight years,” said Tong. “I have enjoyed working with and learning from the students, faculty, staff, and alumni at the school. The things I have been able to accomplish here were a big factor in my being able to get this appointment at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and I appreciate the support that I have received from the School of Engineering and Applied Science community throughout these years.”

For more about information read the GW press release and the SEAS Dean’s search announcement.