Chancellor Emeritus Writes Foreword for New Book

Waheed Uddin's latest book tackles public infrastructure

The second edition of “Public Infrastructure Asset Management” features a foreword by University of Mississippi Chancellor Emeritus Robert C. Khayat.“Public Infrastructure Asset Management,” available in July from McGraw-Hill, is co-authored by UM civil engineering professor Waheed Uddin with Ronald Hudson, the Dewitt C. Greer Centennial professor of civil engineering emeritus at the University of Texas, and Ralph Haas, the Norman W. McLeod engineering professor and distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Uddin is director of UM Center for Advanced Infrastructure Technology and a former pavement expert for the United Nations.

In the page-long foreword, Khayat addresses the importance of civil infrastructure “across the spectrum of quality of life concerns including clean and adequate water supply, energy needs and consumption, and multiple means of transportation. Infrastructure improvement cannot be delayed if we are to continue as a vital nation,” writes Khayat, who served as Ole Miss chancellor from 1995 until his retirement in 2009.