Dr. Mahesh Daas
Dr. Mahesh Daas, DPACSA, ACSA Distinguished Professor, is the eighth president of the Boston Architectural College. President Daas is a designer, technologist, and an experienced academic leader. His career spans 23 years at four universities including 14 years in higher education leadership roles. Prior to becoming president of the BAC, Daas served as dean of the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.
President Daas earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India; a master's degree in urban design from Kansas State University; and an executive doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. He has received executive certificates in management from the University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University.