Engineering Academic and Student Affairs: New name, mission

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Engineering Student Services and Academic Programs has changed its name to Engineering Academic and Student Affairs (EASA) effective May 17.

“The name change is a reflection of the increase in activities of the unit,” said Dr. Valerie Taylor, senior associate dean for academic affairs.

Within EASA, there are a number of areas that serve the Dwight Look College of Engineering, including academic support services; undergraduate and graduate academic programs, such as outreach, recruitment, retention and enrichment; the engineering design graphics faculty, who are responsible for freshman engineering courses; college-level scholarships and awards; faculty development; and international programs.

EASA aims to "further the mission of the Dwight Look College of Engineering to recruit, retain and develop successful students to be leaders for the 21st century.”

To achieve the mission, EASA collaborates with students, faculty, staff, administrators and employers to:

  • Promote multidisciplinary academic experiences for all college of engineering students, especially during the first year;
  • Cultivate environments that welcome and value diversity;
  • Offer programs and support services to strengthen lifelong learning skills necessary for student success;
  • Develop strategic partnerships for recruiting outstanding students; and
  • Provide opportunities for college of engineering students to become global leaders.


For more information about EASA, visit