Dr. George P. Korfiatis Becomes Interim President of Stevens Institute of Technology

A leader in research and technology development, Dr. Korfiatis has been at Stevens for 27 years

9/20/2010

Hoboken, NJ – Today George P. Korfiatis transitions into his role as Interim President of Stevens Institute of Technology. As Stevens continues its search for the person who will become its seventh president, Dr. Korfiatis, University Provost and Vice President since 2006, will take the helm and ensure that strong growth continues under his leadership and guidance.

Dr. Korfiatis joined the University almost 30 years ago and during this time has played an integral part in the tremendous growth and transformation of the school. A leader in environmental research and technology development, Dr. Korfiatis has made many seminal contributions in engineering education, research, and the applications of engineering research for the greater good of business, industry and society. When he served as Dean of Engineering, Dr. Korfiatis championed the development of new curricula in biomedical, systems, naval and information systems engineering and developed several new research programs and relationships with the Department of Defense and other government funding agencies.

During the presidential transition, Dr. Korfiatis will retain many of his responsibilities of the Provost Office. Of this transition, he says: “There is not going to be any disruption in our academic endeavors. I think that overall, the community expects to continue on this path of growth and preeminence for the Institute. I will work towards that.”

The more than 2,200 undergraduate students and 3,700 graduate students currently enrolled at Stevens are top of mind for Dr. Korfiatis. He plans to continue to enhance programs at both levels, growing enrollment while also focusing on strategic areas of faculty and student research.

“We are very keen about creating the next generation of innovators, and those who will create the future businesses and technological enterprises,” he says. “That is going to be the main strategy going forward and I hope that will continue with the new president.”

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870 and celebrating 140 Years of Innovation, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM , lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.

Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,200 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at www.stevens.edu and www.stevens.edu/press.