Carnegie Mellon University
April 10, 2014

University Center To Be Named for Jared L. Cohon

University Center To Be Named for Jared L. Cohon
Jared Cohon, President Emeritus and University Professor (CEE/EPP), is being honored on Friday, April 11th, where the University Center will be officially named the Jared L. Cohon University Center. This fitting honor recognizes President Cohon’s dedication to the community as the university’s eighth president. 

In keeping with CMU’s tradition of naming buildings for former presidents, the naming of the University Center recognizes Cohon’s commitment to the CMU community and to continuing the mission of creating and disseminating knowledge and art through research, creative inquiry, teaching and learning. 

In this first year after being president, Cohon is enjoying a sabbatical leave. Next year, Cohon will serve as Director of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and will be teaching a graduate course in Water Resource Systems Engineering in the spring semester. “I am very much looking forward to getting back to the classroom,” Cohon says. 

The university community is invited to the special ceremony at 12:15pm on Friday, April 11th in the University Center’s Kirr Commons. The University Center stands as a place of collaboration, fostering knowledge, innovation, problem solving, and the exchange of ideas. It serves as a prominent meeting place and promotes a sense of community. The timing of the ceremony is especially appropriate as CMU celebrates the 100th anniversary of Spring Carnival, one of the oldest and most celebrated traditions at Carnegie Mellon. 

“It is an enormous honor to have the University Center bear my name,” Cohon says. “I felt very privileged to serve as Carnegie Mellon’s president, and to receive this recognition is very thick icing on an already delicious cake!” 

CMU Press Release