Introducing Two New Deans at NPU

NPU is excited to announce that we have expanded our academic leadership team.

School of Engineering

Dr. Thawi Iwagoshi

Dr. Thawi Iwagoshi, Dean of School of Engineering

Dr. Thawi Iwagoshi has been internally promoted to full time Dean. Thawi will work with our Chief Academic Officer, Nelly Mangarova, to lead the school of Engineering through both the accreditation processes and building the tools that will allow our faculty to expand and improve upon their already substantial success within the school of Engineering.

Thawi brings to the role of Dean the experience of an entrepreneur and professional roles spanning a diverse range of Engineering and IT. Thawi joined NPU in 2014. Thawi brings an energy and skill set that are invaluable to this role.

School of Business & Information Technology

Mr. Jim Connor

Mr. Jim Connor, Dean of School of Business & Information Technology

In the same role within the School of Business & Information Technology Mr. Jim Connor is now the full time Dean. Jim will also work with Nelly to lead our academic departments through both the accreditation process while enhancing existing tools utilized by our faculty to take the School of Business & Information Technology to greater heights of excellence.

Jim takes on this role with, in addition to a professional life outside of education, 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in the University of California System. Jim joined the NPU faculty in 2013 and his past experiences have proven an invaluable contribution to NPU.