Dear Industry Partners and Friends,
As the School of Engineering and Technology has grown in size and stature, so too has the Dean’s Industry Advisory Council matured and established itself as a key resource for the School. The School has extended its reach beyond Indianapolis and Central Indiana. In 2013 the DIAC will develop and implement a plan to expand beyond its traditional region. This will be accomplished while maintaining the collegial and cooperative relationships that DIAC members enjoy.
The role filled by the Dean’s Industrial Advisory Council is critically important to the School. The on-going, two-way dialog enabled by the relationship between the School and the DIAC members provides significant recommendations that guide School policies, identifies future industry needs, and allows the school to better serve the community in its teaching, research and engagement mission. Further, the DIAC is in full support of the School’s strategic plan themes: compete at the highest levels, strive for excellence, and enhance the image and reputation of the School.
More than thirty high-level decision makers representing some of the biggest players in our local, state and national economy serve the DIAC through a three-year appointment by IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz and Dean David Russomanno. We encourage each member to be involved at the committee level to enhance relationships between board members and faculty. As chair, I thank each of these corporations and their representatives for their service.
The DIAC website is the most comprehensive source of DIAC information. Information about current DIAC initiatives, their evaluation, strategic planning and upcoming meetings is found at this website.
IUPUI has been a part of the Indianapolis community for over 40 years. Purdue first offered classes in Indianapolis in 1946 and officially became the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI in 1972. The DIAC is proud of our past and embraces the future of the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology as a critical resource to Central Indiana.
2013 DIAC Chair