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Daniele Struppa, who graduated from The University of Milan, is the 13th President of the Chapman University28-09-2016

Professor Struppa attained a Degree in Mathematics at The University of Milan in 1977. He has now been appointed President (known in Italy as Rector) of the prestigious private Californian university, its highest ranking figure. The official mandate was given at the inauguration on 30 September 2016.

Daniele C. Struppa attained a Degree in Mathematics at the University of Milan in 1977. He is the new President of the Chapman University (known in Italy as Rector), the highest ranking figure of the prestigious private Californian university.

A Welcoming President banner dominates the homepage of the University's website - www.chapman.edu - with an impressive portrait of the 13th President in a classroom and walking in the campus. He was celebrated for one week until the official inauguration of his mandate on 30 September, when his predecessor James L. Doti passed the baton to the "Rector" from Italy, and precisely from Milan.

"My parents believed in culture, and loved books and classical music" - says Professor Struppa. "I never had fashionable clothes but I had an open account at the bookshop and records store, and these experiences have played their part in moulding me into the person I am today.”

Surrounded by a passion for culture and education since childhood, he was driven by the same to attain a Degree in Mathematics at The University of Milan in 1977, and a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Maryland in 1981.

Daniele Struppa first taught at The University of Milan, at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa and at the University of Calabria. Then he was appointed Director of the Center for the Application of Mathematics at the George Mason University (Virginia, USA), Director of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Associate Dean for the Master’s Degree and PhD courses, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1997.

In 2006, Professor Struppa moved to the Chapman University (Orange, California, USA) as Vice President for Academic Affairs with duties including the creation and supervision of the university’s academic priorities, soon becoming, in 2007, the first Chancellor in the history of the Chapman University for the excellent work performed.

Daniele Struppa has authored more than 150 scientific papers, besides authoring or co-authoring six books. In 1985 he was awarded the Bartolozzi Prize by the Italian Mathematics Union, and in 1987 he was awarded the Matsumae Medal by the Matsumae International Foundation of Tokyo.

The Chapman University is one of the most renowned universities in the western United States, counting the attendance of 8,000 students from all parts of the world.

Famous for studies on cinema, mass media, performing arts (music, drama, dance) and subjects, such as sciences, economics, pedagogy, law and humanistics, the Chapman University offers premium quality lectures and excellent training opportunities centred on innovation, creativity and cooperation.