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STEM Leadership

Leadership for the STEM project over the 2015-20 academic years will include four committees. Chairs will work together to collaborate and coordinate activities and report to the executive committee at regularly scheduled meetings. An additional working group will research and recommend resource and facility management models.

Executive Committee

Provides general leadership to the other STEM committees and makes decisions related to the construction of the project and connection to the larger campus facility master plan.

Lisa Kloppenberg
Interim Provost  (Chair)

Jim Lyons
Vice President, University Relations

Elaine Scott
Dean,  Engineering

Chris Shay
Assistant Vice President, University Operations

Terri Peretti 
Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Eric Tillman                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chair, Chemistry & Bio Chemistry Department

Academic Planning Team

The Academic Planning Team (APT) is responsible for developing an educational master plan in broad consultation with STEM faculty and staff.  The APT will also appoint and provide general leadership to other sub-committees to address relevant issues and questions in areas including, but not limited to, facilities, academic and institutional policies, operations and management, STEM community and network.

Prashanth Asuri
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering (co-chair)

Michael Carrasco

Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry ( co-chair)

Angel Islas
Associate Professor, Biology

Teresa Kopriva
Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives, Provost's Office (Provost's designee)

Tonya Nilsson
Lecturer, Civil Engineering

John Birmingham 

Associate Professor, Physics ( Dean's designee)

Sally Wood

Professor, Electical Engineering ( Dean's designee)