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Meet LTU’s new President

Dr. Tarek M. Sobh has been appointed as the eighth president of Lawrence Technological University and will assume office January 1, 2022, announced Douglas Ebert, chairman of LTU’s Board of Trustees.

“Lawrence Tech is the creative and innovative university of the future,” said Sobh. “We are the preeminent technological university that prepares students for job titles that do not even exist yet! LTU makes a difference in the lives of our students and our community. I look forward to continuing this important work in my new role.”

Sobh, a licensed professional engineer, has served as vice president of academic affairs and provost at Lawrence Tech since 2020. Previously, he was the interim provost; and the university executive vice president, research and economic development and founding dean of the College of Engineering, Business and Education at the University of Bridgeport (Connecticut). He received a Bachelor of Science in engineering with honors in computer science and automatic control from Alexandria University, Egypt, and Master of Science and PhD degrees in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania. He began his academic career as a research assistant professor of computer science at the University of Utah.

Sobh succeeds Dr. Virinder Moudgil, who has led LTU with distinction as president for nearly 10 years. “Dr. Moudgil has been an exemplary leader and tireless advocate for Lawrence Tech,” Ebert said. ”During his tenure, LTU has seen exponential growth in partnerships and programs along with the development of more residence halls and state-of-the-art buildings and laboratories.”