Carnegie Mellon University

Jared Cohon

Jared L. Cohon

President Emeritus
University Professor
Director, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation


Jared L. Cohon, a highly acclaimed university administrator, civil engineer, professor and government adviser, served as CMU's eighth president from 1997 to 2013.

During his presidency, CMU continued along its trajectory of innovation and growth. To see milestones that occurred during Dr. Cohon's tenure, visit the interactive timeline.

Under Cohon's leadership, the university expanded globally and now offers graduate degree programs in Asia, Australia, Europe and Latin America, and has an undergraduate campus in Doha, Qatar.

Cohon teaches in CMU's departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy.

For an interview, email Ken Walters or call him at 412-268-2900.