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Engineering Council


  QR Code - Engineering CouncilMission & Vision Statement:

Mission: The Engineering Council will actively Advise, Advocate, and Advance on behalf of the College, and will provide leadership for the College’s quest to grow strategically and to deliver unsurpassed value in engineering education.

Vision: The Engineering Council will be instrumental in enabling the College to succeed in completing its mission and strategic plan. The Council will be a model of effective support to a young engineering college by being visionary planners, passionate advocates, and steadfast agents for advancement.

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Liaison to University Advancement: Bill Rice
VP of Advancement: Chris Simoneau

Executive Committee
Chair:  Gary Griffin
Vice Chair:  Jeff Wilson
Member at Large:  Bill Barton
Liaison:  Richard Behr

Strategic Planning
Chair:  Carl Barraco
Members:  G. Burtt Holmes, Thomas Perry, Mike Smith, Tom Taylor
Liaison:  Robert O'Neill

Chair:  Steve Shimp
Members: Ron Abboud, Chris Allen, Jack Dillon, Dana Hume, Richard Lewis, Steve Shimp
Liaison:  Lisa Zidek

Chair:  Trudi Williams
Members:  Tom Corcoran, Josh Evans, Frank Maas, Clarence Tears
Liaison:  Richard Behr

Additional Attending Members:  Dahai Guo and Chris Geiger

Upcoming Meetings:

Tentative:  November 6, 2015, 3:00PM - 5:00PM, Holmes Halll 406

Council AGENDAS for Upcoming Meetings:
*Next Meeting date has not been set*

Council MINUTES from Previous Meetings:

Minutes from 11/04/13 Meeting
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Minutes from 2/26/14 Meeting
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Minutes from 11/14/14 Meeting
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