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Greenville Tech names director for Center for Manufacturing Innovation

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Abul Hasan has been selected dean for the School of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Technology and director of the Center for Manufacturing Innovation at Greenville Technical College.

Hasan brings more than 28 years of experience in academia with more than 12 years in leadership, according to a news release. He most recently served as dean of the School of Engineering Technologies at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology where he was responsible for seven programs enrolling 400 students.

HasanPrior to that, he was director of academic affairs for the Australian College of Kuwait, in charge of all academics for the institution. He served as academic dean for George Mason University’s Ras Al Khaimah Campus in the United Arab Emirates. He was an assistant professor, professor and later chair of electrical and computer engineering for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Hasan also worked as an assistant engineer for the Bangladesh Power Development board and as an engineer with Tripoli Electricity Corporation in Libya. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Wyoming.

“We are thrilled to bring a creative and analytical problem solver of Dr. Hasan’s caliber to an important role at Greenville Technical College,” said Jermaine Whirl, vice president for learning and workforce development. “Our advanced manufacturing and engineering technology programs will benefit from the experienced leadership and clear vision he brings to the position.”

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