Steven Crouch Passes the Torch to Samuel Mukasa

Steven Crouch has been Dean of the College of Science and Engineering for over a decade. On August 31, Crouch stepped down as Dean and passed the torch to his successor, Samuel Mukasa.

Under Crouch’s leadership, the College has produced more than 15,500 science and engineering graduates, many of whom are now in leadership positions around the world. His legacy was honored with the establishment of The Steven L. and Karen L. Crouch Endowed Scholarship Fund, funded with an initial contribution of $100,000 by board members and CSE campaign volunteers. Additional donations to the fund are welcome. The named scholarship will be used to provide scholarships for College of Science and Engineering students.

Samuel Mukasa
Samuel Mukasa

Samuel Mukasa previously served as the dean of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and Eric J. Essene Professor of Geochemistry at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to his role at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), he spent 21 years on the faculty at the University of Michigan, where he was chair of the Department of Geological Sciences from 2007 to 2010. Mukasa holds a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.S. in geology from Ohio State University, and a B.S. in geology from UNH. He is highly regarded for his research in geochemistry, geochronology, and petrology.