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Monday, January 21, 2019

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Monte Mehrabadi Monte Mehrabadi

Statement on Passing of College of Engineering Dean Monte Mehrabadi

By SDSU News Team

San Diego State University is sad to report that College of Engineering Dean Morteza "Monte" Mehrabadi passed away on Tuesday. The university community sends our condolences to Monte’s wife, Ashi, their daughter, Roxana, and the entire Mehrabadi family.

“Dean Mehrabadi’s leadership moved the College of Engineering forward at a critical time,” said SDSU President Sally Roush. “He believed the college could do more to serve the San Diego region.

“Under his guidance, the college enhanced its academic and research excellence, expanded entrepreneurial training through the Zahn Innovation Platform and increased the number of partnerships that bring business leaders into classrooms and labs and provide mentoring and internships for students.”

Provost and Senior Vice President Chukuka S. Enwemeka noted that Mehrabadi was part of the team that planned and designed the new 85,000-square-foot Engineering and Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex, which doubled the amount of instructional space for engineering students.

“Monte’s enthusiasm for engineering and for collaboration helped the college recruit and retain a diverse group of high-achieving faculty, staff and students,” Enwemeka said. “His colleagues and friends will miss Monte’s quiet, focused determination; his results-oriented leadership; and his kind nature.”