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Dr. Cohon is President Emeritus and University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He served as President of Carnegie Mellon from 1997 until 2013. During this period, he led the university’s global expansion while enhancing programs in information technology, diversity, international education, economic development, and other areas. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Cohon served as Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. Before that, he was an associate dean of engineering and vice provost for research at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Cohon currently serves as a director of Trane Technologies plc (formerly known as Ingersoll-Rand, plc.). From 1999 to 2008, he served as a director of Trane, Inc. (formerly American Standard Companies, Inc.), and from 2010 to 2016, he served as director of Lexmark International, Inc.

Dr. Cohon brings to the Board both the management expertise and the unique perspective on technological matters gained from serving as the president of a global research university known for its leadership in technology programs. This, combined with his distinguished academic career, his international experience, and the experience he has gained from serving as a director of multiple publicly traded companies make him a valued contributor to our Board.