Carnegie Mellon University

Jared L. Cohon

President Jared L. Cohon

Dr. Cohon has been serving as Carnegie Mellon's eighth president since arriving at the university in 1997.

He's actively involved on a number of boards, including the presidential appointment from Bush and Obama to the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Read biography »

Both Dr. Cohon and provost Mark Kamlet were reappointed on August 17, 2010, agreeing to extend their terms to 2013. Read announcement »

Recent Awards & Recognitions

  • Jared L. Cohon was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. In addition to Cohon, the new class of leaders inducted includes Melinda F. Gates, Jeffrey Bezos and Robert A. Iger. Read news release »
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) recently named Jared L. Cohon an honorary degree recipient. Read brief »
  • Elected into the National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Cohon was inducted for his contributions to environmental systems analysis and national policy and leadership in higher education.  Read more »
  • He was also named the 2011 recipient of the National Engineering Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies. Find out more »
  • Dr. Cohon has participated in recent World Economic Forums. Learn more about his participation in 2011 » | Learn more about his participation in 2012  »
  • He was also invited by The Honorable Dilip Walse-Pital, speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, to address the Assembly of The State of Maharashtra. Read his speech »