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Richard Mundy will join CMU’s College of Engineering’s senior leadership team as chief operating officer, reporting to Dean Bill Sanders. He will begin his new role on March 6, 2023.

Mundy, who has served as the COO of Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar since 2010, will provide overall operations leadership for the College of Engineering by implementing the operational aspects of the college’s new strategic plan, strengthening its global initiatives, providing college leadership on operations, managing academic policy within the college, and fostering strategic relationships with external CMU academic and administrative units.

“I’m very grateful for the invaluable support from the search advisory committee, the work done by IMSearch, and administrative support for the committee provided by Autumn Riddle,” said Sanders, who added, “Peter Boatwright, who chaired the committee, along with Shelley Anna, Jim Bain, Becky Culyba, and Dan Giammatteo ensured that we were able identify and select an outstanding candidate.”

Sanders said that because of Mundy’s extensive international experience and his outstanding performance as COO at Carnegie Mellon Qatar (CMU-Q), he emerged as the ideal candidate from among those who were vetted in the global search to fill the important new role.

We are excited for Richard to serve in this new role that will provide more nimble and focused leadership to our strategic operations.

Bill Sanders, Dean, College of Engineering

During his time at CMU-Q, Mundy managed the operational requirements of a campus with a rapidly growing student population. He was part of the CMU-Q leadership team that ushered in a new biological sciences program and built state-of-the art laboratory spaces for teaching and research. He also worked closely with the Qatar Foundation to transform the financial aid options for students from loans to need-based grants. As a direct result of this change, CMU-Q has become the most competitive university for admission in Qatar.

Carnegie Mellon Qatar was established in 2004 and offers undergraduate programs in biological sciences, business administration, computer science, and information systems to more than 400 students from 60 countries.

“We are excited for Richard to serve in this new role that will provide more nimble and focused leadership to our strategic operations,” said Sanders.

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