Trine Names Overton Dean of Engineering

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Trine University has named Ryan Overton dean of the Allen School of Engineering and Technology. Overton was previously associate professor and chair of the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Trine and held the position since 2017.

Overton will replace Allen Hersel who will return to a full-time faculty role in Trine's John J. McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering.

"I am humbled and blessed beyond measure to be awarded this opportunity," said Overton in a news release. "The number one goal of any successful institution must be to provide a quality product at an affordable price, and I am excited to work with the tremendous leaders in the Allen School of Engineering and Technology to improve our product. I also look forward to collaborating and building relationships outside the school in pursuit of excellence as a university."

Overton first began working with Trine as an assistant professor in 2012. He will step into his new role August 5.

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