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Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture Giving

Feedback and Planning

Schweitzer Engineering Hall is the first step in revamping Washington State University’s engineering and design precinct that will re-imagine spaces to better serve the needs of today’s students.

To be located across the street on the south side of Carpenter Hall where the Green parking lot currently resides, Schweitzer Engineering Hall will support an interdisciplinary community that drives students and faculty success and acts as an innovation hub that reflects the vibrancy and importance of our college’s impact on the world.

Community Feedback

Throughout September and October, Voiland College engaged with students, employees, alumni, industry leaders, and the community to solicit input to help WSU shape how the new Schweitzer Engineering Hall will support generations of future problem solvers.

Through a series of focus groups, committees, open houses, and surveys, Voiland College received feedback from more than 700 people on how they thought Washington State University could reimagine Pullman’s engineering and design precinct to better serve the needs of our students and employees.

Planning Committees


Haluk Beyenal
(Committee Chair)
Associate Dean, Research & Graduate StudiesVCEA
Annie DuResearch ProfessorMME
Jana DoppaAssociate ProfessorEECS
Haifeng WenAssociate ProfessorCEE
Di WuAssistant ProfessorVSCEB
Taiji MiyasakaProfessorSDC


Dar Neunherz
(Committee Chair)
Director, Facility Operations & SafetyVCEA
Billy SchmuckCoordinatorVSCEB
David DrakeScholarly Assistant ProfessorSDC
Kurt HutchinsonScientific Lab ManagerMME
Miles PepperManager, Engineering ShopsVCEA
Natalia DrummEngineering Technician 3CEE
Tony BurtDirector, IT Systems and ServicesVCEA
Maynard SievFrank Innovaton ZoneVCEA
Scott Hanson Lab Manager (Electrical Engineering)EECS


Brett Stav
(Committee Chair)
Marketing DirectorVCEA
Donna ClarkVCEA Personnel ManagerVCEA
Gwen Miller Administrative ManagerEECS
Lael GrayAdministrative ManagerVSCEB
Sandi BrabbDirector, Voiland Interships & Career ServicesVCEA
Susan LewisFiscal Analyst 3CEE
Kasey SchertenliebStudent Services ManagerVCEA
Kate Barnes Administrative ManagerSDC
Ian LeibbrandtAdministrative ManagerMME


Mary Rezac
(Committee Chair)
Su HaDirector, Voiland School of Chemical Engineering & BioengineeringVSCEB
Brett StavMarketing DirectorVCEA
Bridget PilcherSenior Director, DevelopmentVCEA
Dar NeunherzDirector, Facility Operations & SafetyVCEA
Haluk BeyenalAssociate Dean, Research & Graduate StudiesVCEA
Denise FaerberDirector, Administrative ServicesVCEA
Xianming ShiDepartment Chair, Civil & Environmental EngineeringCEE
John McCloyDirector, School of Mechanical & Materials EngineeringMME
K. SivakumarAssociate Dean, Academic AffairsVCEA
Fernanda AmaralInterim Assistant to the DeanVCEA
Partha PandeDirector, Electrical Engineering & Mechanical EngineeringEECS
Jason PeschelInterim Director, School of Design & ConstructionSDC
Shelley PressleyAssociate Dean, Student SuccessVCEA
Tina HildingCommunications DirectorVCEA


K. Sivakumar
(Committee Chair)
Associate Dean, Academic AffairsVCEA
Shelley Pressley
(Committee Chair)
Associate Dean, Student SuccessVCEA
Ahmed Abu-HajarScholarly Associate Professor, EEEECS
Alana PulayAssistant ProfessorSDC
Karl OlsenAssociate ProfessorCEE
Kasey SchertenleibStudent Services ManagerVCEA
Roland ChenAssociate ProfessorMME
Olivia ReynoldsScholarly Assistant Professor - CareerVCEA
Steve SaundersAssociate ProfessorVSCEB
Todd VanekDirectorETM
Tony BurtDirector, IT Systems and ServicesVCEA
Venera ArnaoudovaAssociate ProfessorEECS