A message of thanks from Dean Scranton

Dear College of Engineering Faculty, Staff, and Students,

As I close out my time as dean, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for your hard work, dedication to our students, and commitment to the College of Engineering. Our collective accomplishments leave us much to be proud of.

  • We have produced new, innovative, and life-changing, even life-saving, research.
  • We have enhanced the student experience by delivering course materials in new and engaging ways in addition to adding new degree programs.
  • We have partnered with our remarkable alumni and friends to create new opportunities for our students.
  • We have expanded the college’s physical footprint with our new addition, Student Development Center, advanced laboratories, and dynamic classrooms.
  • We ensured that our students will become engineers and something more by connecting engineering with the arts in new ways, supporting high impact curricular and co-curricular experiences, and emphasizing the importance of producing students who are well-rounded, ethical, and globally engaged citizens.

Our student body has grown significantly and now includes more underrepresented and female students, but we recognize that there is more to be done. The College of Engineering must be a welcoming, safe, and inclusive space, and we must remain vigilant in our efforts to hear the voices of our faculty, staff, and students.

As we have risen to the challenges presented by COVID-19, we will face and overcome future challenges. Engineering solutions meet the needs of society across most any spectrum – sustainability, energy, data, transportation, and healthcare. And I believe that those solutions will continue to be developed right here in our College of Engineering.

I thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for this college and for each other. I am grateful to have had the privilege to serve as your dean, and the College of Engineering will be a part of my life forever. 

Dean, College of Engineering

Alec Scranton at the opening of the Seamans Center Annex