Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Faculty and Staff

VCEA Hiring Plans

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that we have received authorization to move forward with our hiring plans for this year. I thought you might be interested to know that we hired 18 tenure-track faculty members as a result of our searches last year. So if it seemed like last year was exceptionally busy, there was a very good reason for that!

It also promises to be another busy year this year, as we search for an additional 28 tenure-track faculty across our college and locations. » More …

Welcome Back!

Dear Colleagues,

Can you believe it? Today is the first day of fall classes! I hope you have had a restful summer and are gearing up for what promises to be a very busy and exciting academic year. A hearty welcome to our new faculty and staff! » More …

Strategic Planning Next Steps

Dear Colleagues,

As you know from my previous email sent last month (3/28/2014), we are in the midst of the next strategic planning process in the college. The university is in the process of finalizing its next strategic plan, and that final copy will be available soon. Now it’s time for us to reflect on how we “map” to the university plan, and how we are going to get there. » More …

On Students, Searches and Strategic Plan

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to start by telling you all, “Thank You!”

I know this has been one of our busiest years in a very long time. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate all your efforts through this challenging year of growth, even while you have continued your daily work of research, scholarship, outreach, and helping our students succeed. » More …

Associate Dean Transition

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that John Schneider, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has accepted the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Student Services in CEA, effective January 1, 2014. » More …

ABET Visit

Dear Colleagues,

As you all are aware, our ABET accreditation visit was completed yesterday. While there are still a few issues that we must address before the accreditation cycle is completed next summer and final accreditation decisions are made, I can tell you that the initial report is very good. The program evaluators were very complimentary of our programs, citing numerous strengths, including senior design projects with tight industry involvement and entrepreneurial components, many experiential opportunities for our students, knowledgeable faculty with good morale, excellent students with positive impressions about the faculty and the department, and strong technical support staff. » More …

August 2013

Dear Colleagues,

It’s hard to believe that it’s already August and that we’re once again starting another school year. I would like to thank you for all your hard work last year and hope you have had a chance to catch your breath this summer. » More …

December 2012

Dear Colleagues,

As 2012 comes to a close, I would like to share with you some of this year’s successes in the College and tell you about developments that you can expect in the coming year as we continue to grow and strengthen our programs. » More …