Matthew J. O’Keefe, MetE’85, was named dean of the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering at Kansas State University. As part of the appointment, O’Keefe will hold the LeRoy C. and Aileen H. Paslay Chair in Engineering.
He joined Kansas State from the University of Mississippi, where he was executive director of the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence and professor of chemical engineering.
Before joining the University of Mississippi, O’Keefe was at S&T from 1999 to 2017. He also served as director and senior investigator for Missouri S&T’s Graduate Center for Materials Research and interim assistant vice chancellor of global learning. He earned a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering from the University of Illinois.