Engineering Council

Engineering Council

Welcome to the Engineering Council! During the 2019 year, we have been developing a new mission and structure to better serve students in the College of Engineering. Our new structure will allow more students from across the college the opportunity to have a voice in the council and in the College of Engineering. The new Engineering Council, comprised of an Executive Board and Student Representatives, will serve as the voice of the engineering student body and will advocate for students to the college administration. 


The mission of Engineering Council is to act as the official organization representing the student body of the College of Engineering and to serve as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration of the College of Engineering of Wichita State University.

Organizational Structure

Engineering Council is comprised of two bodies: the Executive Board and the Student Representatives. The Executive Board is responsible for overall Engineering Council operations, including organizing and facilitating meetings, managing finances, coordinating communications, maintaining records, and serving as a liaison between the Student Representatives and the Office of the Dean. Student Representatives serve as the voice of College of Engineering students and are elected to represent a particular department or student demographic within the college.

The term of office for the Executive Board and Student Representatives will be June 1 to May 31. Since we are currently implementing this new structure, students appointed in Fall 2019 will serve until May 31, 2020. During this timeframe, the appointed representatives will help to begin building momentum and shaing the future direction of Engineering Council. An election will be held in Spring 2020 to elect students to serve a new, full term of office beginning June 1, 2020. Students appointed to office in Fall 2019 are welcome to re-run for office during the spring election cycle.

Executive Board

The Executive Board is comprised of five elected members.

President: Josh Richardson
Vice President: Madi Laughlin
Director of Finances: Trenton Sample
Director of Communications: Augi Serrano
Director of Operations: Joe Herzig

Student Representatives

The Student Representatives body is comprised of 30 elected students who represent the following departments and student demographics. Each department or student demographic has two student representatives, with the exception of graduate students, which has four representative seats.

Department Representatives
Department of Aerospace Engineering (2)
Department of Biomedical Engineering (2)
Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (2)
Department of Engineering Technology (2)
Department of Industrial, Systems, & Manufacturing Engineering (2)
Department of Mechanical Engineering (2)

Class Representatives
Freshman Representative (2)
Sophomore Representative (2)
Junior/Senior Class Representative (2)
First Year Transfer Student Representative (2)
Graduate Student Representative (4)

Student Demographic Representatives
Black/African American Student Representative (2)
Hispanic Student Representative (2)
Female Student Representative (2)
LGBTQ+ Student Representative (2)

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