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Building Success Campaign

The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture is launching an ambitious effort to support the next generation of engineering and design students.

With the completion of our new Student Success Building, Voiland College students will have a central location geared toward providing the critical services that are foundational to their success at college and beyond.

Our Mission, Our Vision

When it comes to solving the world’s biggest design and engineering challenges, Cougs have always led the way.

For more than 130 years, Washington State University has provided opportunities for generations of engineers and architects to build better lives for themselves and those around them.

Today, industry demand for engineers, computer scientists, construction managers, and design graduates is now at an all-time high.

The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture continues to provide a pathway to education and opportunity. Enrollment in Voiland College had doubled since 2015, to nearly 6000 students, making up nearly 20% of the entire student body of Washington State University.

But with older facilities, space constraints, and technological advances, the college’s classrooms and learning environments have become outdated.

At this critical time, we believe our students deserve facilities that can support their growing and changing needs and help them find their pathway to success.

There’s a difference between a building…
and a home.

At the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, we envision a learning environment where walls bring people together – not keep them apart.

A place where students and faculty can further their knowledge and skills through better access to resources, advanced technologies – and to one another.

A place of connection.

One that will attract and welcome new students and faculty to our community and better serve their emerging needs.

A place to learn. A place to grow. A place to thrive.

Together.

Building Together

New Student Success Building

Concept art of interior of student success building.

Voiland College’s new Student Success Building will support generations of future problem solvers through flexible and adaptable design features that include:

  • Student Collaboration Zones
  • Career Center
  • Tutoring Center
  • Academic Advising Center
  • Student Club Activity Zones
  • Innovative, Flexible Classrooms
  • First-year Student Engagement Studios
  • Senior Capstone Project Design Spaces

Your support is key to our student’s success.

Give to the Student Success Building

Did You Know?

Facilities

Wegner Hall was built in
1942
Dana Hall was built in
1949
Sloan Hall was built in
1962
Historical image of Dana Hall being built.
Dana Hall construction, 1948.
Historical image of Sloan Hall being built.
Sloan Hall construction, 1961.

Learn more about Voiland College’s Pullman campus facilities.

Achievements

John Fabian.

John Fabian, Mechanical Engineering ’62, was Washington State University’s first astronaut.
Homer Dana.

One of the oldest radio stations in the country was founded in 1922 by Washington State University’s Homer Dana and Hubert V. Carpenter.
Harriet B. RIgas.

Professor Harriet B. Rigas was one of the pioneers in the field of computer science.
Clint Cole.

In 1996, Washington State University’s Clint Cole helped develop one of the first portable automated external defibrillators in the world.
Paul Allen with Bill Gates.

In 1975, Washington State University alumnus Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates.

Quick Facts

Voiland College offers 29 fields of study, and has the largest undergraduate mechanical engineering program in the Pacific Northwest.

32%
are students of color
22%
are female students
34%
of our students qualify for low-income federal financial aid.
35%
of our students are the first in their family to go to college.
84%
of our students come from the state of Washington.
1000+
of our students receive undergraduate degrees each year.

Learn more about the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture.

WSU students collaborating in the classroom.
Students working on a small robot in the Frank Innovation Zone.

Contact Us

For more information about how you can support our new Student Success Building, please contact:

Mary Rezac
Dean, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture
509-335-5593

Devon Anderson
Senior Director of Development
Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
509-335-2197

Sue Elder
Assistant Director of Development
Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
509-335-2109

Bridget Pilcher
Director of Development
Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
509-335-0144

Dana Sprouse
Director of Development
Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture
253-987-5052