Kevin Dong Named Interim Dean of College of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kevin Dong, a Cal Poly alumnus and longtime professor in the Architectural Engineering Department, has been named interim dean for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design through Aug. 31, 2024, or until a permanent dean is hired. Dong, who began his interim dean duties Sept. 1, joined Cal Poly’s faculty in 2001. He earned dual master’s degrees in engineering and science in civil engineering from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s in architectural engineering from Cal Poly. He served as CAED’s associate dean of administration from 2014-19. During that time he oversaw operations, facilities, support services, communications and external relations. Dong also chaired the Architectural Engineering Department’s master’s program for over five years. He is strongly committed to the practical application of theory through real-world projects and an integrated approach to buildings from design through construction. A national search for a permanent dean for the college is underway, and updates will be shared throughout the process.