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Release: Nov. 12, 2001
UI College of Engineering appoints Keating, Vincent to Advisory Board
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Engineering has appointed
two Cedar Rapids business and industry leaders to the college's Advisory Board
for four-year terms. The two are Neal Keating, executive vice president and
chief operating officer at Rockwell Collins, and Roger Vincent, director of
cereals manufacturing for The Quaker Oats Company.
As a part of the 23-member Advisory Board, they will help develop and achieve
strategic plans and vision for the college. The Advisory Board concentrates
on four areas of strategic importance: graduate programs and research opportunities,
enrollment management, allocation of intellectual, financial and people resources,
and curriculum. The college, in turn, provides awareness and knowledge of
new technologies and educational trends, and informs the Advisory Board of
its progress in achieving the strategic plan.
The Advisory Board is composed of business and technology leaders involved
in the practice of engineering or in a business or professional activity in
which engineering is an important factor. Members represent companies and
agencies from across Iowa, as well as California, North Carolina, Illinois,
Georgia, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
One of 11 colleges on the University of Iowa campus, the College of Engineering
has educational courses that date back more than a century. It teaches disciplines
in biomedical, chemical and biochemical, civil and environmental, electrical
and computer, industrial, and mechanical engineering. The college is recognized
for its small, personalized size and focused mission. Its location on a strong
liberal arts campus -- with natural strengths in writing and communications,
health sciences, business, law, and arts and humanities -- provides highly
complementary resources to build the type of broad technological education
demanded in a rapidly changing world.