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Gül Kremer to lead University of Dayton School of Engineering

Gül Kremer
Gül Kremer

AMES, Iowa – Gül Kremer has been named the new dean for the University of Dayton School of Engineering, starting August 1. 

Kremer has been with Iowa State University since 2016, serving for five years as the C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE). She led successful efforts to increase research productivity and industrial support, and raise funds for professorships, student scholarships and a new building for the department.  

In 2021, Kremer, who holds the Wilkinson Professorship in Interdisciplinary Engineering, was appointed senior director of presidential projects. Reporting to President Wendy Wintersteen, Kremer oversees the $52 million project to build the Therkildsen Industrial Engineering Building, including chairing the project’s executive committee. Kremer worked closely to develop the project with C.G. “Turk” and Joyce Therkildsen, who provided the $42 million lead gift for the new facility that will house the IMSE department.

“We are deeply grateful for Gül’s excellent leadership and work with the Therkildsens, the college and IMSE department to move this historic project forward,” said Wintersteen. “Exciting progress has been made, and I appreciate Gül’s commitment to help ensure the project is well positioned for success when she departs.”

“While we are sad that Gül is leaving Iowa State University, we know this is an incredible career opportunity for her and we wish her the very best,” added Wintersteen.

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