Lance Collins is named dean of the College of Engineering at Cornell University

July 1, 2010

Lance Collins, a former professor of engineering at Penn State, was named dean of the college of engineering at Cornell University on July 1, 2010. Collins was Cornell’s first African American dean. During his more than 11 years at Penn State, Collins was noted for making a discovery in powder manufacturing that generated a new area of study and helped to refine climate models.