Sarah Rajala (Rye-AH-lah) began her duties as dean of the College of Engineering (PDF) on April 1. Rajala comes to Iowa State from Mississippi State University, where she had served as Engineering dean since 2008. Previously, she served for 27 years on the faculty at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, including 10 years as an associate dean. Her background is in electrical engineering.

Rajala's office is in 104 Marston; she can be reached by phone at 4-9988, by email at rajala@iastate.eduPhoto by Bob Elbert.