Dr. James Mwangi Appointed as Associate Dean for Program Support and Operations in College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Dr. James Mwangi

Dr. James Mwangi has been appointed as associate dean for program support and operations in Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED). His responsibilities will include overseeing college’s technologies, facilities, operational resources and support services, and representing the CAED in the development and implementation of university initiatives. James is looking forward to collaborating across the college and university to support student success.

James earned his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Lagos, Nigeria and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.  He is a licensed Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer in the State of California and certified Disaster Service Worker (Safety Assessment Program) for the State of California governor’s Office of Emergency Services. Prior to joining Cal Poly, James practiced structural engineering in Sacramento for nine years and has continued the practice on projects in the USA, Kenya, Tanzania, Haiti, Indonesia, Colombia and the Philippines. 

The college expresses its appreciation for the work Kevin Dong has done as associate dean for the past five years. After working together to transition this summer, James will assume his new role in September 2019, and Kevin will continue teaching in the Architectural Engineering Department. 

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