Shenton cements position on college leadership team

Harry (Tripp) Shenton III, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, is now the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education for the University of Delaware College of Engineering. He had been serving in the role on an interim basis since July 1, 2020.

“During the last six months, Tripp has become an important part of our college’s leadership team,” said Levi T. Thompson, Dean of the College of Engineering. “He has taken several important and exciting steps toward reshaping our approach to managing enrollment and providing undergraduate students with the very best experiences. I am thankful that he agreed to continue as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and look forward to working with him to make our college the destination for extraordinary experiences.”

Shenton leads undergraduate enrollment management, advisement, recruitment, student development and support, K-12 Engineering, college event planning, educational assessment and evaluation, and global engineering activities.

“This is an exciting time as we look to grow our undergraduate enrollment, expand opportunities for our students, and support Delaware and the region with engineers and computer scientists who are ready to take on the many challenges we face today,” said Shenton.

Shenton joined the UD faculty in 1994 and served as Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2008 to 2017. He is also a UD alumnus, having received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UD and his doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University.