Olin's New President

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Dr. Gilda Barabino Named Olin's Second President

On Thursday, March 26, 2020 the Olin College Board of Trustees announced the selection of Gilda A. Barabino to become the second President of Olin College of Engineering, effective July 1, 2020. Dr Barabino’s appointment comes after a comprehensive search that drew interest from around the world, and with the enthusiastic and unanimous support of both the Search Committee and the Board.

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Dr. Gilda Barabino

Get to Know Dr. Barabino


Hear from Dr. Gilda Barabino as she greets the campus community, shares her vision for the future of engineering education and explains why she feels such a deep connection to Olin and is excited to join us.

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Dr. Gilda Barabino



Gilda A. Barabino will become the second president of Olin College of Engineering, and Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, beginning on July 1, 2020.

She has been Dean of The Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY) since 2013. She also serves as Daniel and Frances Berg Professor, with appointments in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, as well as the City University of New York School of Medicine.

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Congratulations from the Olin Community


We invite you to share your welcome messages and well wishes with Dr. Gilda Barabino as she prepares to become our second president.

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Hear from the Search Committee


Seven members of the Search Committee share their excitement about the appointment of Dr. Barabino and why she is the right fit for Olin.

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Presidential Search Committee

About the Presidential Search

Position Prospectus:

The detailed position prospectus was posted in early fall 2019 and encapsulated the messages and ideas shared by the Olin community through various activities and conversations.

Search Committee:

The Presidential Search Committee was chaired by Trustee Beverly Weiss P’15 and co-chaired by Computer and Cognitive Science Professor Lynn Andrea Stein. It also included three additional faculty members, two members of the Board of Trustees, an alum, two staff members and two current Olin students.

Search Process:

Selecting the next president for Olin College of Engineering was a thorough and deliberate process involving input from across the college community and an extensive vetting of the many wonderful candidates.


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