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Strategic Planning Committee

The College of Engineering strategic planning committee members represented leadership from the college who were responsible for executing multiple phases of the strategic planning process. Brought together by Dean Julia Ross in 2019, these members included associate and assistant deans, tenured/tenure-track faculty members, and staff from a wide range of departments. 

Eileen Van Aken

Committee Lead

Eileen Van Aken
Department Head, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Bev Watford

Bev Watford
Associate Dean, Equity and Engagement, College of Engineering, Director of the Center for Enhancement of Engineering Diversity

Cal Ribbens

Cal Ribbens
Department Head, Computer Science

Danesh Tafti

Danesh Tafti
Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Faculty Organization

Eric Westman

Erik Westman
Department Head, Mining and Minerals Engineering

Jack Lesko

Jack Lesko
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering

Jenni Case

Jenni Case
Department Head, Engineering Education

Jeremy Weaver

Jeremy Weaver
Assistant Dean, Advancement, College of Engineering

David Clark

David Clark
Department Head, Materials Science and Engineering

melanie darden

Melanie Darden
Senior Fiscal Technician, Computer Science

David Dillard

David Dillard
Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

John Ferris

John Ferris
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Kimberly Johnston

Kimberly Johnston
Advisor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jeremi London

Jeremi London
Assistant Professor, Engineering Education