Dean of SEAS, Zvi Galilwho captured the hearts of every engineer with his idiosyncratic personal e-mails and his Australian-Israeli accentmay be leaving us for his native Israel as the new president of Tel Aviv University.
A senior source at the university says he is the leading candidate for the presidency, according to Israeli daily, Haaretz. On November 8, the executive council will select or reject the candidate.
Galil, who was appointed dean of SEAS in 1995, was responsible for the $26 million donation from Chinese businessman Charles Wei-Hsun Fu, after whom the school is now named.
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