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Engineering Advisory Council


ABET approved Engineering Criteria 2000 in November 1996, a radically new set of criteria for accrediting US engineering programs. The College of Engineering began preparing to meet the new criteria in early 2000 and formed the Engineering Advisory Council as an initial step.


Initially, the goal of the Advisory Council was to assist the College in defining the objectives and desired outcomes for the BSE degree program that fulfill our educational mission and best serve the needs of our constituents. After program objectives were defined in September 2001, the Advisory Council helped to structure an assessment process to evaluate whether or not these program objectives and their associated outcomes were being achieved. The process of defining, assessing, and periodically modifying program objectives and outcomes for the BSE degree program is a continuous process, and thus, the Advisory Council has a permanent role in guiding the BSE degree program at ASU.

With the recent expansion of programs in the College to include BSCE, BSEE, BSME, and MEM degree programs, the Advisory Council has been charged with additional, broader responsibilities to promote the overall mission of College of Engineering. The Advisory Council assists with activities such as guiding new program development, obtaining internships and permanent employment opportunities for graduates, making connections with regional employers that provide senior design projects, seeking funding sources for student projects and the capital campaign, and other tasks important to the College of Engineering.

Council Membership

Dewayne Allen
Allen Engineering Corporation
Paragould, Arkansas

Dr. Richard Warder, P.E
Dean, College of Engineering
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

Susan Merideth, P.E.
City Water & Light
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Tim Dunagan
Axis, LLC
Paragould, Arkansas

Chris Childers
Efficiency Manufacturing Group
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Gene Vance
Vance Construction Solutions
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Justin Smith
Nucor Steel
Blytheville, Arkansas


Student Members

Howard Earnhart, ME
David Mc New, EE

Faculty Members

R. C. Clifft, Ph.D., P.E.
Brad Edgar, Ph.D., P.E.
Robert Engelken, Ph.D., P.E.
Paul Mixon, Ph.D., P.E.
Jason Stewart, P.E.
Tom Parsons, P.E.