Executive Director Leadership Transition Announced

Jun 09, 2021

bioBeginning Monday, June 14, Dr. Ehab Kamarah, director of Capital Programs, will serve as interim executive director of F&S until a national search for a permanent successor is concluded. Dr. Kamarah (left) replaces Dr. Mohamed Attalla who accepted a new position as vice chancellor for Facilities Planning, Construction and Management at the City University of New York. Dr. Attalla's last day with the university is Friday, June 11. 

Dr. Kamarah has been with the university since 2020, overseeing approximately $600M in capital improvement projects on the Urbana campus. He possesses extensive experience in managing construction project teams of architects, engineers, planners, and project managers to deliver major capital and renewal projects in the complex and challenging secondary and post-secondary education sector. Throughout his career, Dr. Kamarah has established a proven record of successfully completing large, state-of-the-art projects under tight schedules, on time and on budget, to the satisfaction of stakeholders.

Before arriving on the Urbana campus, he was the director of Facilities Development and Engineering Services at York University, the third-largest university in Canada, where he guided an initiative to deliver the university’s ambitious capital and renewal program. 

Please congratulate Dr. Kamarah on his appointment and thank Dr. Attalla for his service and leadership, especially over the last two years throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.