THE DEAN'S MESSAGE
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineering Professional Development
Materials Science and Engineering
INTERDISCIPLINARY DEGREE PROGRAMS
2000-2001 FINANCIAL SUMMARY
FACULTY AND DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY
2001-2002 INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY BOARD
2001-2002 INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY BOARD
Members of the college's Industrial Advisory Board are professionals in industry and government who advise college administrators, faculty and staff on academic programs, cooperative efforts with industry, and future directions for our institution.
Keeping abreast of developments in industry is vital to preparing our graduates for their careers, and the board plays an important role in communicating news from the industrial world.
During the first year of the 21st century, the UW-Madison College of Engineering continued its progressive journey to enhance its faculty, facilities, relationships with industry and worldwide reputation.
As chair of the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) during the year, it was indeed a pleasure to be part of a group of graduates of the college that was able to share ideas with administration, faculty and students in their march toward making the college one of the premier engineering schools in the world.
the IAB's primary focus during this year was on two initiatives it developed during the past couple of years: creating a plan to help the college achieve its goal of becoming a top-five college of engineering, and recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and students. We presented to the administration a plan for improving the college's procedures for recruiting and retaining students and faculty. That plan, with the dean's reorganization of the college's Diversity Affairs Office, should position the college well to enhance its diversity efforts.
The ability to pay at a level that attracts top faculty members, and to provide attractive, modern research and teaching facilities, are major requirements for being named to the top-five engineering colleges.
We have made great strides in each of these areas; however, simply meeting these basic requirements is not enough.
there must be strong leadership, and the college is fortunate in this respect to have at its helm Dean
Dean Peercy has undertaken several initiatives to help the college realize its vision and, with the help of the faculty, students, administrators and the IAB, strong leadership should continue.
I thank my colleagues on the IAB, Dean
and the college administrators and faculty members for their help in providing a service to our great college and university.
Sidney B. Williams Jr., 2000-2001 Industrial Advisory Board Chair
Tech. Leader, Control Info. Systems
Procter & Gamble
Jeffrey A. Banaszynski
Senior Vice President
Allen-Bradley Co., Inc.
John E. Berndt
Brenda J. Blanchard
Former Secretary of Commerce
State of Wisconsin
Edward P. Cornell
John R. Dewane
Consultant, Space & Aviation Sys.
Dean A. Foate
Chief Operating Officer
Kurt Salmon Associates
Princeton, New Jersey
Thomas F. Gunkel
President and COO
M.A. Mortenson Co.
Leon P. Janssen
General Mgr., Academic Accounts
GE Medical Systems, GE Co.
Frederick C. Kiekhaefer
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Charles F. Kohlmeyer
Baxter Health Care Corp.
Lawrence E. Kraus
Divisional VP / Specialty Products
North Chicago, Illinois
Charlotte, North Carolina
Brian A. Mitchell
Mitchell Construction, Inc.
Thomas J. Mohs
John S. Nelson
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Mgr., Advanced Vehicle Technology
Ford Motor Company
Michael R. Splinter
Exec. VP & GM/Tech. & Mfct.
Santa Clara, California
Peter R. Tong
Long Beach, California
Richard L. Wilkey
Sidney B. Williams, Jr.
Flynn, Thiel, Boutell & Tanis, P.C.