Farnam Jahanian, President and Henry L. Hillman President’s Chair, is the 10th president of Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Jahanian is an accomplished computer scientist whose scholarship has advanced his field, and an entrepreneur who knows first-hand how to bring that knowledge to market. He served as a policymaker, working tirelessly to make sure technology enhances society, and championing the role of fundamental research in powering our future. He is a leader with extensive experience in higher education administration and a strong commitment to scholarship and learning. He is a CMU parent who cares deeply about empowering students and enhancing the student experience.
On September 18, 2007, Carnegie Mellon professor and alumnus Randy Pausch delivered a one-of-a-kind last lecture that made the world stop and pay attention. It became an Internet sensation viewed by millions, an international media story, and a best-selling book that has been published in 35 languages. To this day, people everywhere continue to talk about Randy, share his message and put his life lessons into action in their own lives.