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Cal Maritime Names Dr. Nael Aly As New Academic Dean

(VALLEJO, Calif. – June 6, 2012) – A 28 year veteran of The California State University, Stanislaus will be joining the leadership ranks at The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime), a campus of The California State University. Dr. Nael Aly, currently a professor in the Department of Production and Operations Management for CSU Stanislaus, has been named Cal Maritime's new academic dean. He will begin his duties on July 16, 2012.

As a member of the President's Cabinet and reporting to Dr. Gerald Jakubowski, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Aly will have direct responsibility for working with department chairs and faculty on issues of curriculum and instruction. He will also work closely with faculty on professional development, classroom facilities, and with the Center for Engagement, Teaching and Learning.

"We are looking forward to Dr. Aly’s arrival and to the wealth of academic and administrative skills he brings," said Dr. Gerald Jakubowski, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal Maritime. "His degrees and experiences in engineering, as well as his teaching and administrative experiences in business administration, make him well-suited for Cal Maritime."

In addition to his current role as professor in the Department of Production and Operations Management at CSU Stanislaus, Aly has served in a number of administrative positions for the central valley campus over the past 28 years, including founding director of the Executive Master of Business Administration Program, 16 years as department chair, and dean of the College of Business Administration.

Aly is considered to be one of the top experts in the quality management and lean enterprise fields. He has designed and conducted training programs on the subjects to international organizations and such California companies as Proctor and Gamble, Campbell Soup, Gallo Glass, Foster Farms, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Blue Diamond, and Banquet Foods.

"I am truly honored to be appointed the next academic dean at Cal Maritime and am pleased to join an institution with such a long and proud heritage," said Aly. "My first priority will be to get to know the faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community – all of whom together make Cal Maritime the exceptional place that it is. I look forward to working with everyone to further advance and expand the Academy's successful tradition of providing the cadets an education that is academically relevant and technically current."

Aly’s professional activities are extensive. He is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and American Society for Quality. He is also a member of American Production and Inventory Control Society, Production and Operations Management Society, Business Honor Society (Beta Gamma Sigma), Engineering Honor Society (Tau Beta Pi), Industrial Engineering Honor Society (Alpha Pi Mu), Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business (Beta Gamma Sigma), Honor Society (Phi Kappa Phi), and the Honors Organization for Financial Information Professionals (Beta Alpha Psi).

He is the founder and president of the Association for Industry, Engineering and Management Systems (AIEMS) and he has been a conference co-chair for the International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems since 1997.

Aly received his Bachelor- and Master of Science degrees in Production Engineering from Alexandria University in Egypt, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

Established in 1929, The California Maritime Academy, a campus of The California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Cal Maritime was recently ranked by Forbes magazine as #18 in the “Top 20 Best Value Colleges” in the nation – and the #1 Best Value in California for providing students with the highest quality education for their academic dollar. Located in Vallejo, Calif., the campus serves approximately 900 students and offers undergraduate degrees preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. It also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

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