Leading in Uncertain Times: Lessons from COVID-19

May 5, 2021
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CDT)


COVID-19’s impact on higher education is still rippling through our colleges and universities today. At Missouri S&T, the response to the pandemic involved intense coordination, detailed logistical planning, extensive communications, and most importantly, solid leadership. In this session, Chancellor Mohammad (Mo) Dehghani will discuss the principles of leadership that helped him lead the university through the pandemic and will share how these principles apply to other situations.


About Your Speaker

Dr. Mohammad (Mo) Dehghani became chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology on Aug. 1, 2019. A mechanical engineer, Dehghani is a nationally prominent research and academic leader who has experience leading complex organizations and building collaborative teams. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University, where he also earned his Master of Science and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering. He also completed a postdoctoral NSF internship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Dehghani is married to Mina (Saffari) Dehghani, a pharmacist. They have one son, Devon, and two pets (a Brittany Spaniel and an orange tabby cat). A licensed pilot, Dr. Dehghani enjoys flying planes. He also enjoys fly-fishing.

Chancellor Mo Dehghani