Welcome to the first digital issue of Progress. I am especially excited that this issue is focusing on the Women in the fields of Engineering and Computing, and being published during Women’s History Month.
You may not know that for the past couple of years, Georgia Southern has been making inclusive excellence a high priority, and it is a cornerstone of the University’s and the College’s Strategic Plans. The University has appointed Dr. TaJuan Wilson as Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer, and he is working with each college and unit to strengthen and celebrate cultural diversity across all three campuses.
The Paulson College of Engineering & Computing was the first to offer inclusive excellence training for its faculty search committees, and our Diversity Council is busy developing its own by-laws and strategic plan under the leadership of Dr. Celine Manoosingh, associate professor of Civil Engineering and Construction. We encourage our alumni, current and prospective students, parents, friends, industry, and corporate partners to help as we recruit, maintain, and celebrate a diverse student and faculty population. In the case of the fields of engineering and computing, this means recruitments of more women, African Americans, Latinx, and Native Americans. This endeavor is competitive and requires enhanced resources in support of our faculty’s and students’ academic scholarship.
I always encourage you to become involved with the College, because I am always excited, amazed, and enthusiastic about the great things our students and faculty are doing. Although the pandemic has curtailed so much, we have also expanded our ways of coming together, which will enable even those of you from across the country to participate in advisory committees, job fairs, our annual Student Research Symposium, or Industry Expo, and many more activities.
Bookmark the Paulson College of Engineering & Computing website now or follow us on Twitter (@GS_CEC), Facebook (@GSCEC), or LinkedIn to stay involved.Sincerely,