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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Faculty and Staff

Happy Holidays!

Dear Colleagues,

Happy Holidays! I wanted to thank you for your efforts in supporting the college and university’s recent Giving Tuesday campaign. We were successful in raising funds for our students and transformative research through this collaborative effort, and I truly appreciate your generosity and hard work for this college. » More …

Join us for Giving Tuesday

Dear Colleagues,

In the WSU Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, we provide transformational educational experiences for our students while we work to solve some of our nation’s most critical challenges.

During tomorrow’s national #GivingTuesday, please make a difference by supporting our students’ efforts to build Washington State’s first refueling station for cars that run on hydrogen – a clean, renewable energy resource. » More …

Executive Leadership Board meeting

Dear Colleagues,

We recently hosted the college’s Executive Leadership Board for our semi-annual meeting. I enjoyed meeting with this important group of industry and community leaders who provide valuable industry perspective and guidance for our college.

Our meeting was focused on the transformative educational experiences in the Voiland College. My goal is for the Voiland College to be recognized as the top choice for degrees in engineering and design in the Northwest. While our research successes are important, I am excited to let our board and others know about the unique opportunities for our students, such as active clubs, entrepreneurship, internships, and undergraduate research, that allow them to get hands-on experience and to graduate job-ready day-one. » More …

Innovation Magazine 2016

Dear alumni and friends,

After a decade of dedicated leadership as dean of our college, Candis Claiborn has returned to the faculty ranks and resumed her teaching and research in environmental engineering. We are thankful for Candis’ leadership and passion for WSU. During her tenure, the college had dramatic growth in student enrollment, faculty, and research. Our programs expanded throughout the state, our college was renamed, and this year we opened the impressive PACCAR Environmental Technology Building. With continuing high demand for our graduates, the Voiland College is playing an increasingly central role as an engine for economic growth. » More …

Drive to 25

Dear Colleagues,

Thanks to all of you who attended last week’s town hall meeting with President Schulz. I am keenly aware of how you are faced with pressing deadlines and demanding work, so I appreciate all of you who took your valuable time to make this important event a priority.

Especially with new leadership both at the university and at the college level, it is critical that we literally put down our pens (or mouse) for a moment, stop what we’re doing, join our community, and consider new ideas and directions. » More …

Welcome Back!

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you all had a restful summer and are excited about the upcoming school year. Welcome, especially, to our new faculty and staff who are joining the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. We have an exciting year ahead as we move forward with our new leadership at the university and begin the search process for the college’s new dean. » More …

Letter from Dean Claiborn

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back! I hope you all are enjoying the final, quiet days of summer. Before you know it, fall will be upon us. As you know, we have many exciting changes this year.

Most importantly, please join me in welcoming Don Bender as the interim dean for the Voiland College. Don has spent the summer becoming familiar with the position and will start officially on August 16 – tomorrow! » More …

Safety Update

Dear Colleagues,

I’m excited to be getting underway as the interim dean for the college. I am looking forward to regularly communicating with you and keeping you apprised throughout this year as we move forward with the transition to a new dean.

In that spirit, I wanted to give you a quick update on a safety incident that occurred last week. » More …