Summit Leadership

Jared Cohon

Jared Cohon

University Professor and President Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University

Jared L. Cohon is the President Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University and a University Professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy. During his presidency, Carnegie Mellon made progress in education and research, expanded internationally, increased its diversity and contributed significantly to the economic development of southwest Pennsylvania.

Before his time in Pittsburgh, Cohon served on the faculty and in the administration of Johns Hopkins University and Yale University. Cohon is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Cohon has served the nation in many advisory roles related to environmental and energy issues as a presidential appointee and as chair of studies by the National Academies.  

Cohon serves on the boards of two public companies (Ingersoll Rand and Unisys) and six non-profit organizations including the Heinz Endowments, the Hillman Foundations and the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  Cohon is trained as a civil engineer with a specialty in environmental and water resource systems analysis.