Kimberly Foster ’94 is a New Dean at Tulane

Kimberly Foster
Kimberly Foster

The naming of Michigan Tech Alumna Kimberly Foster ’94, as the new dean of Tulane University’s School of Science and Engineering was covered by several media outlets including the Times-Picayune and New Orleans City Business.

Tulane hires new dean for School of Science and Engineering

Tulane University has hired Kimberly Foster, a mechanical engineering professor from the University of California at Santa Barbara, as the new dean of the School of Science and Engineering. A university news release stated her first day is August 1.

Foster has been a part of the UCSB faculty since 1999, according to Tulane. She has a Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from Cornell University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University. She said in a released statement that she “knew Tulane was special” from the moment she set foot on campus.

Read more at the Times-Picayune, by Wilborn P. Nobles III.


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