Richard Wlezien, vice provost and dean for the college of engineering and computing at Missouri S&T, accompanied him.
Several Missouri State representatives joined Dehghani and Wlezien for their visit:
- Missouri State President Clif Smart.
- Dr. Frank A. Einhellig, provost and chancellor of MSU’s Mountain Grove campus.
- Dr. Tamera Jahnke, dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS).
- Dr. Doug Carroll, program director of the cooperative engineering program.
All present discussed the progress of the universities’ collaborative engineering programs. Their meeting served as preparation for an upcoming review by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET).
They also toured the efactory building. The cooperative engineering program will soon expand its presence there following the completion of new construction.
“I think Chancellor Dehghani and Dean Wlezien both went away very impressed with the quality of the space and the work that is being done,” Smart said. “Chancellor Dehghani called this a model of how two universities should collaborate, which made us all very pleased.”
About the cooperative engineering program
MSU and Missouri S&T established the cooperative engineering program in 2005.
In the program, students can receive degrees through Missouri S&T at MSU’s campus in:
- Civil engineering.
- Electrical engineering.
- Mechanical engineering.
“I’ve been with the program since the beginning,” Carroll said. “I’m thankful to have seen it grow so much over the years into the excellent program it is today.”
Those involved with the program expect such growth to continue with the new construction.
“We are so excited to be able to show Chancellor Dehghani these new spaces, how we’re going to use them and just how strong of a program we have here,” Jahnke said. “The new spaces will be great for our students, so we can be proud of what we’ve accomplished.”