Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Faculty and Staff

Spring Updates

Dear Colleagues,

Degrees have been conferred, awards given, grades submitted, and just like that, the 2015-16 school year draws to a close. It sure felt like this semester went fast!

This spring, all the frenetic activity meant just a little more to me than usual as I get ready to step down as dean in the fall, and Don Bender steps in as interim. » More …

Reminder About Laboratory Safety

Dear Colleagues,

Jim Petersen forwarded this article to the faculty and staff in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering. This sobering account of the explosion at the University of Hawaii reminds us all of the critical importance of having regular safety inspections in all labs, formal safety training for all people working in labs, and careful and thorough training associated with all laboratory procedures for anyone working in a specific lab. » More …

From the Dean

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to express my gratitude for having had the opportunity to serve you as the Dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture for the past ten years. These years have at times been difficult, but more often exhilarating, and our College has emerged as a key cornerstone of WSU, critical to our land grant mission, and a true jewel in the university’s crown. » More …

Budget Update

Dear Colleagues,

I’m writing to provide you with a budget update for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

In last month’s letter, I described how, as part of WSU’s effort to reexamine how its budgets are allocated, the university recently implemented reductions beyond the original five-percent strategic budget reallocation to the Voiland College budget. The rationale for the reductions was based on addressing issues relating to enrollment funding incentives across colleges and ending what were originally intended to be only temporary funding allocations to a number of colleges for purposes of implementing specific strategic investments. » More …

Budget Update

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture has enjoyed unprecedented support from both the state legislature and from across the University. This has resulted in significant growth in enrollment (since 2009, up nearly 65% at both the undergraduate and Ph.D. levels), significant growth in the number of faculty (adding approximately 25 new faculty positions and hiring 32 new tenure-track faculty members when vacancies became available over the past two years), » More …

Strategic 5% Reallocation for Grand Challenges and Student Success RFP Has Now Been Released

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome back! I hope your break was restful and your semester is off to a great start.

Last month, you were alerted on the anticipated call for proposals for reinvestment in support of the WSU Strategic Plan, themes one and two. That RFP has now been officially released – you should have received the announcement at close of business, yesterday, from the Provost’s Office. » More …