Edmund T. Cranch, 92, who served as dean of Cornell University's engineering school in the 1970s, became president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., and was a well-known education consultant in the private and public sectors, died on Feb. 4 in Florida, says WPI.

Cranch oversaw extensive campus expansion during his 1978-1985 tenure at WPI, and doubled its revenue and endowment, the school adds.

He later was president of the American Society for Engineering Education, of which he was named a fellow in 1993. Cranch was also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.