A Blueprint for Success: UF’s Dean Anumba

By Nancy Port Schwalb


Chimay Anumba, Ph.D., inspires more than designs that dictate important structures around the world. With his collaborative teaching style and dedication to his field, he is positioning students at the University of Florida’s (UF) College of Design, Construction and Planning to become the next generation of leading engineers. The dean of the College, Anumba has been praised by colleagues for his international accolades, keen leadership and incomparable expertise.

His career spans more than 30 years, starting when he was just a young man at the University of Jos in Nigeria. At 18 he graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Building and worked as a project engineer and design engineer before studying for his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds, U.K. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Innovative and Collaborative Engineering and full professor in the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, U.K. Before joining the faculty at UF, Anumba was Professor and Head of the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.

ONYX Magazine met with Dean Anumba for an exclusive look at his blueprint for success.

For the full article, pick up the July/Aug 2017 issue of ONYX