Diversity Initiatives

College of Engineering Diversity Mission Statement

We, The College of Engineering, are committed to diversity. We strive to prepare all students regardless of their race, class, color, religion, national origin,gender, ideology, sexual orientation, and presence of any disability for a career in the Engineering sciences and technologies. We further encourage an atmosphere among faculty and staff that values cultural differences and recognizes the contributions of a body of people as an integral piece of the learning process and work environment.


Diversity Committee


Isabel C. Escobar
Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering,
and Interim Assistant Dean for Research Development & Outreach

Committee Members

  • Lesley Berhan; Associate Professor; Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Cyndee Gruden; Associate Professor; Civil Engineering
  • Mohsin Jamali; Professor; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Scott Molitor; Associate Professor; Bioengineering
  • Allen Rioux; Professor and Chair; Engineering Technology
  • Jon Pawlecki; Director of Student Services; College of Engineering
  • Timothy Penamon; Student & Outreach Chair for National Society of Black Engineers
  • Allison Griffiths; Student & Outreach Chair for Society of Women Engineers