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Advisory Council

Advisory Council
Back row (left to right): Scott Uhl, Brad Fagan, Don Allison, Joe Surmeier, Gary Janzen, Jeff Hancock; front row (left to right): Gregg Greenwood, Jerry Westhoff, Catherine Patrick, Karen Becker, Andy Buessing; not pictured: Cathy Ritter

Responsibilities

The mission of the council is to provide a continuing liaison between the academic community and practicing profession, and to assist the CE department, College of Engineering and Kansas State University in providing the highest quality of civil engineering education.

Functions of the council are to review programs and goals, and advise the department head and dean of the college.

Goals and objectives of the civil engineering advisory council include the following:

  • coordinating with the department to stay informed about its needs;
  • consulting and assisting the department head and faculty on departmental curricula, including instructional and organizational matters;
  • presenting information on needs and services of the department to interested parties;
  • assisting in the collection of case studies and problem materials for educational purposes;
  • assisting in the process of faculty recruitment and faculty industry interaction;
  • assisting the department in developing research and technology transfer;
  • assisting with ABET accreditation; and
  • providing support to students and faculty through engagement in department and classroom activities.

Current Members

Don Allison
Burns & McDonnell
Retired

Karen Becker
City of Manhattan

Andy Buessing
Hutton Construction

Brad Fagan
Schwab Eaton, P.A.

Gregg Greenwood
Professional Engineering Consultants P.A.
Retired

Jeff Hancock
SMH Consultants, P.A.

 

Gary Janzen
Wichita Department of Public Works and Utilities

Catherine M. Patrick
Kansas Department of Transportation

Cathy Ritter
Constellation Design Group, Inc.

Joe Surmeier
Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A.

Scott Uhl
Bartlett & West

Jerry Westhoff
JJ Westhoff Construction Company