I am pleased to begin my duties as interim dean of ETCS. We are preparing for the 2015-2016 academic year, which will bring new students, new initiatives and new challenges to the college. One new structural change occurred on July 1st when the engineering department became two departments: Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) and Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Dr. Nashwan Younis is serving as the chair of CME and Dr. Abdullah Eroglu is the ECE Chair. I look forward to working with all of you this year!