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Rich Brown



Dean Brown provides leadership to the College in strategic planning, administration, academic programs, faculty career development, and external relationships. He works closely with the department chairs and college staff on development, outreach and public relations.

Sneha Kasera



Sneha develops, administers, and promotes student programs and support functions within the College. He manages outreach and diversity staff to define and meet College goals for recruiting and retention. He coordinates the development, changes, and reviews of academic programs internally for the College and with external accreditors. Sneha oversees policies, planning, and implementation of the continuing development of majors, minors, and academic programs within the College.

Kevin Whitty



Kevin is responsible for administration of the research enterprise of the college, including e-proposals, F&A reduction and cost-share requests, etc. He is also responsible for departmental BEEF awards, the Honors program, College graduate fellowships, and co-chairs the University Seed Grant program. He works with the Dean on Retention, Promotion and Tenure (RPT) reviews, faculty mentoring and publicity efforts. Kevin is also responsible for facilitating collaborative research efforts between faculty members from different departments and colleges across campus.

Josh Grant



Josh provides oversight of the College Development program including activities related to fundraising, legislative, corporate and alumni relations. His responsibilities include management of the external boards, capital and principal gift fund raising, and oversight of development operations for the college.

Michael Kay



Michael assists the deans, chairs and staff administrators, faculty and other groups both in and outside the college with matters involving college financial resources, budgeting and reporting. He facilitates and represents the college interests and directly assists the chairs and other administrators in allocations of space, development of facilities (lab renovations and major building projects), as well as insuring that building and financial issues are addressed appropriately. He works with of the college accounting and facilities staff to provide high levels of service in support of college programs and personnel. He is a member of the College Executive Committee and the campus Budget Officers Professional Peer group. Having joined the college in early 1985, he is a source of college institutional memory.

April Vrtis-Curran



April advises undergraduate pre-engineering & undecided students within the College. She helps students navigate the college, explore their interests, and assists students with finding the best ways to achieve their goals.

Steven Dean



Steven manages computer labs, IT staff, and facilities while overseeing operations and strategic planning for the college’s IT infrastructure.

Matt Gauthier



This position designs and codes custom web-deployed software to keep the College and its constituent departments organized and efficient. He oversees digital communications including: website design and creation, digital content, email campaigns, social media. Finally, he teaches users within departments and other units to use deployed software packages and to maintain their own web presence.

Jolie Coleman-Hardy



Jolie Coleman is the industry/corporate liaison for the College of Engineering. She engages both local and national companies to facilitate interaction with students and faculty, and uncover research opportunities. She also builds relationships with engineering alumni.

Amy Arkwright



Amy supports the outreach, diversity and retention efforts of the student affairs team. She co-coordinates the Utah Science Olympiad and works with our partner schools, running the engineering after-school program for junior and high school students. She advises the Society of Women Engineers and organizes the girls engineering camp, Hi-GEAR. She is also responsible for the learning abroad opportunities for engineering students at the college.

Chelsie Armstrong



Chelsie manages and cultivates relationships with many of our donors and has the opportunity to travel, meet, and interact with many of our engineering alumni and friends. She works closely with the Engineering Alumni Association board to provide meaningful opportunities for our engineering alumni to be engaged and involved with our current engineering students.

Tiffany Baires-Nielson



Tiffany provides accounting support for the Dean’s Office. She assists faculty and staff of the college and departments with financial and budgeting matters through research and error resolution.

Morgan Boyack



Morgan supports diversity and outreach activities in the College of Engineering by advising student clubs, including Student Leadership Council, Engineers without Borders, Tau Beta Pi, and Society for Hispanic Student Engineers, among others. Morgan helps coordinate Club Rush, Engineering Day, Exploring Engineering Camp, Meet an Inventor Night, Meets with prospective students and the living learning communities for the College of Engineering. He also works on recruiting efforts and retention programs that support STEM education for under-represented student populations through MESA programming.

Tina Bradford



Tina is the receptionist for the Dean’s Office providing general administrative and clerical support.

Stewart Brock



Stewart is a network administrator and Apple technology specialist.

Mark Brown



Mark works on special projects in facilities.

Peter Brown



Peter works on special projects in facilities.

Craig Clifford



Craig focuses on recruiting endeavors by engaging with students on the high school level. Through the interactive, traveling exhibit called Discover Engineering, students are exposed to fields of engineering. Lunch with an Engineer takes engineering alumni back to their schools to talk about career opportunities. Additionally, Craig is in charge of the Rural Recruiting Initiative. By partnering with engineering companies in rural areas, high school students are exposed to industries close to home and how education through the COE can bring skills back to their communities.

Marilyn K. Davies



Marilyn provides support to the dean, the executive director for external relations and development, as well as the fundraising and PR staff in the stewardship and the expansion of the engineering donor base. She is also responsible for projects that contribute to the advancement of the college.

Andrew Elkins



Andrew assists the Assistant Dean in representing college and department interests related to office, lab and other renovation projects, as well as providing support related to major building projects; provides expert and direct input regarding the development and management of these projects, including day-to-day involvement in meetings and providing other needed support to ensure projects are delivered on time and within reasonable budgets; maintains current maps of buildings where Engineering is assigned space, including current department space assignments, location of critical pathways and utilities, and location of emergency showers and other life safety equipment; provides copies for administrators and others and maintains display in building wayfinding locations. He also fills the role of College Safety Officer and works with the College Safety Committee to ensure our people, buildings and labs are safe and supports the committee’s efforts by providing updated maps and other important data related to our physical facilities.

Bobbie Harris



Bobbie assists faculty and staff of the college and departments with matters involving financial, budgeting, and payroll through research and error resolution. She represents the college with University BPAC committee. She reviews and reports changes to the University’s financial policies and procedures. Bobbie also assists faculty with proposal submissions and post-award issues.

Monica Heaton



Monica oversees College of Engineering activities related to retention, promotion, and tenure (RPT), scholarships, convocation, and payroll.

Dan Hixson



Dan builds layouts, graphics, and communication pieces that effectively communicate the College’s goals to a variety of audiences. He supports the creation of these pieces with creative work in photography, design, and publishing.

Vincent Horiuchi



Vincent researches, writes and edits content for print and electronic outlets for the College of Engineering. He supports a comprehensive public relations effort designed to enhance the reputation of College of Engineering students, research, and activities. He also creates and edits videos in support of the College’s academic mission.

Emily Howsley



Emily advises undergraduate pre-engineering & undecided students within the College. She helps students navigate the college, explore their interests, and assists students with finding the best ways to achieve their goals. In addition to this, Emily works with our transfer recruitment programs by going out to local community colleges and assisting students with their transition into the University. Finally, Emily co-supervises our College of Engineering Ambassador program, a select group of COE students who share their passion about their engineering majors through campus and community outreach activities.

Kristin Madden



Kristin assists faculty and staff of the college and departments with financial and budgeting activities. She prepares activity and special reports across the college and for USTAR. She assists faculty with proposal submissions. She also spends a portion of her time supporting accounting functions in the Chemical Engineering department.

Kim Mellin



Kim creates and maintains websites for College of Engineering departments, student clubs, faculty, and research groups. She also manages social media and email campaigns to support the College’s academic mission.

Rod Mitchell



Rod manages facilities support staff and oversees special projects in facilities across the College.

Janna Nelson



Janna provides administrative support to the Dean including scheduling appointments and managing the national surveys for the College of Engineering.

Mark Ogden



Mark supports various projects and ongoing support for information technology infrastructure.

Kristy Parry



Kristy manages all operational support for development activities in the College, including: coordinating logistics for external relations events, managing the production of donor reports and other college mailings, maintaining the database for tens of thousands of alumni and donors, managing donor stewardship, and processing monthly reports on behalf of the college.

John Pickering



John manages the Engman Lab and administrates NT systems.

Doug Ressler



Doug administrates NT systems and provides desktop support to faculty and staff.

Jason Smith



Jason administrates NT systems and provides desktop support to faculty and staff.

Ryan Taylor



Ryan designs, develops and helps with maintenance of custom web based applications used throughout the College and it’s Departments. He also helps with the design and upkeep of the College and it’s Departments public facing websites.

Sierra Whipple-Padgen



Matt Wright



Matt administrates NT systems and provides desktop support to faculty and staff.

Zane Zak



Zane manages the Linux systems and administrates Active Directory.