Hayley Eber Named Acting Dean

POSTED ON: August 31, 2022

Hayley Eber, Acting Dean of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

President Sparks has appointed Hayley Eber AR'01 Acting Dean for the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, effective August 29, for the 2022-2023 academic year. Dean Eber has served as Associate Dean since 2019, an important leadership position within the School of Architecture. Hayley is principal of Studio Eber, an award-winning New-York based practice for architecture and design. She is a graduate of The Cooper Union and has been a member of the architecture faculty since 2007. Given these experiences, she is intimately familiar with life as a student and faculty member in the School of Architecture, the school’s pedagogy, and faculty governance.

Hayley’s leadership will shepherd the School of Architecture through this academic year as the Faculty Search Committee and President Sparks continue the search to name a leader with the vision and experience sought for this critical position. 

Please extend your support and good wishes to Acting Dean Eber.


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