Dean to resign
Issue date: 8/6/10 Section: News
Bruce Eisenstein will be appointed the interim dean of the College while a replacement is found. Eisenstein is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering at
At the meeting, held in the Main Building's Mitchell Auditorium, Greenberg said that Eisenstein was "going to continue on the legacy of the current dean."
Güçeri will be taking a sabbatical leave starting in September and fully resigning at the beginning of next summer.
An international search committee will be formed to locate an acceptable replacement for Güçeri, Greenberg told the audience. An outside firm will handle the search and Greenberg said he expected to have a replacement in place by the time Güçeri
Güçeri was not present during the meeting and no reason for his somewhat abrupt announcement of departure was given by the speakers. At the time of publishing, University sources could not be contacted by the Triangle about the announcement. No student-body wide e-mail or press announcements about either the meeting or Güçeri's resignation were distributed by the University as of Thursday night.
Güçeri has spent the last 30 years as a University educator, serving at the University of Illinois and the University of Delaware before joining Drexel in 2000.
A native of Turkey, Güçeri influenced the students from his college to explore other disciplines and courses outside of engineering, and the number of engineering students enrolled in Drexel honors programs has increased by a factor of two, according to a Drexel website.
The number of students in the college also increased from 2,500 to more than 3,600 during his tenure while average SAT scores for applicants have risen by more than 90 points.
Güçeri is also the author of over 100 technical publications and served as a technical expert for the United Nations as a consultant to China, Korea and Turkey.