The College of Engineering continued its work on a new strategic plan, meeting with regional and statewide leaders in industry and academia March 28-29 to get input on community needs. Engineering’s new strategic plan is expected to be completed in late spring or early summer, and will be available online.
Assistant Dean Candice Bauer and Burt Dicht of Association Dynamics led the session attended by about 20 people, including Nevada System of Higher Education regents Amy Carvalho and Carol Del Carlo.
“I’m really appreciative that we have the opportunity to give input,” Carvalho said, during a session break.
The group discussed the college’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as it sets the course for the institution.
Engineering Dean Erick Jones began working on the strategic plan last fall, convening a group of top scientists, think tanks and national agencies, along with consulting company Grant Thornton, for initial analysis.
The plan is expected to address the College’s dual mission of education and innovation. In the past, Jones has stated his commitment to the University’s land-grant mission to provide outstanding education that serves the needs of Nevadans as well as the commitment to deliver the research and innovation that is expected of a flagship university.
Participating in the session: Daniel Abawi, Bently Nevada; Sam Ashmore, NV Energy; Cade Baligad, Douglas County School District; Tyler Bower, Elliott Group; Shane Carter, University of Nevada, Reno, Disability Resource Center; Amy Carvalho, Nevada System of Higher Education; Carol Del Carlo, Nevada System of Higher Education; Jane Detweiler, University of Nevada, Reno, Silver Core, Curriculum and Assessment; Daphne Emm-Hooper, University of Nevada, Reno, Indigenous Relations; Donald Gallimore, Sr., NAACP Reno; Jim Gianotti, Lyon County School District; Donald Griffin, Black Wall Street Reno; Mirica Krajewski, P.E., Ashley & Vance; Daniel Lattin, Barrick Gold; Nich Maus, Ichor; Danae Moser, Southwest Gas; Nick Nelson, Tesla; Dustan Page, Microsoft; Jamie Sei, IGT; Craig Statucki, Nevada Department of Education; Jeff Sutich, Northern Nevada Development Authority; and Shari Whalen, RI General Improvement District.