Pack to Lead ECS

March 1, 2023
Daniel J. Pack

In January, Daniel J. Pack, Ph.D., was named dean of Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS). He begins his role June 1. 

“I am honored to be a member of the amazing Baylor team and am grateful for the confidence President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Provost Nancy Brickhouse placed in me to serve as the next dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science,” Pack said. “Fully embracing the University’s Christian mission and the strategic plan, Illuminate, in making worldwide impact through education, research and service, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work cooperatively together with the Baylor team and serve. The limitless potential of the school is inspiring.”

Previously, Pack served at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) as the dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Prior to this, he was professor and The Mary Lou Clarke Endowed Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio and as professor (now professor emeritus) of electrical and computer engineering at the United States Air Force Academy.

“Daniel Pack brings a wealth of experience building engineering programs,” Brickhouse said. “He has had a big impact at every department and school he has led — in terms of both growing the research profile of the unit as well as growing educational opportunities for engineering students. Dr. Pack knows what it takes to be a successful dean, and I am excited to work with him as he brings his expertise to bear at Baylor.”