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Since becoming president of Carnegie Mellon University in 2013, Subra Suresh has embarked upon a bold agenda to transform the university and deepen its influence on humanity. Dr. Suresh’s deep commitment to students, faculty and staff has produced a comprehensive strategic plan to boost education and research support, enhance alumni relations and prioritize diverse recruitment efforts that have already attracted the largest female first-year enrollment in CMU history – including rates in computer science and engineering that far exceed national averages. He has also led a massive physical expansion of the campus and driven three of the most successful fundraising years in university history – raising more than $500 million since 2013. Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Dr. Suresh served as director of the National Science Foundation, and dean of the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is one of only 19 Americans in all three National Academies – Medicine, the Sciences and Engineering – and is the only current university president to hold this distinction.