PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Carnegie Mellon University has named a new president.
The Pittsburgh school says Tuesday that Dr. Subra Suresh will assume the job on July 1, replacing current president Jared Cohon, who's been president for 16 years.
The 56-year-old Suresh is currently the director of the National Science Foundation, a federal government agency. Suresh was previously the dean of the school of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Carnegie Mellon says a 17-member search committee chose Suresh.
Suresh says he's honored to have the opportunity to lead Carnegie Mellon, which has become one of the world's leading schools in robotics and computer engineering.
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