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Release: Jan. 7, 2002
UI College of Engineering appoints Brian Rauch to advisory board
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa College of Engineering has appointed
Brian Rauch, director, engineering and technology for John Deere Construction
and Forestry Division, John Deere Dubuque Works, to the college's Advisory
Board for a four-year term. In addition to his appointment to the board, Rauch
will serve as a member of the college's Engineering Development Council.
As one of 24 Advisory Board members, he 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.
The University of Iowa College of Engineering Development Council is composed
of 25 industry leaders who advise and assist the college and the University
of Iowa Foundation in identifying and developing fund raising goals and initiatives.
The council also provides an example of volunteer leadership and support for
others to follow.
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.
The UI Foundation is the preferred channel for private contributions to
all areas of the university. Foundation staff work with alumni and friends
to generate funds for scholarships, professorships, facilities improvements,
equipment purchases, research and other UI initiatives.