Engineering Council

Engineering Council

Welcome to the Engineering Council! Engineering council recently adopted a new mission and organizational structure to better serve students in the College of Engineering. Our new structure allows 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, serve as the voice of the engineering student body and advocate for students to the college administration. 

2020-2021 Engineering Council Application and Election Information
Apply by April 17!

Your Engineering Council is having elections! This is an excellent chance to connect and work with hardworking, passionate people, and positively leave your mark within the College on Engineering. If elected, your job would be to interact with your respective constituents and communicate any concerns, problems, and/or general feedback on how their time with the College of Engineering has been; additionally, we would work as a team to act as the liaison between the student body, the faculty, and administration improve the college experience based on that feedback. In order to run in the election, submit an application by April 17. Learn more about Engineering Council at

Applications for Open Positions


Vice President:

Director of Communications:

Director of Finances:

Director of Operations:



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 is June 1 to May 31.

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: Aidan Quinn
Director of Operations: Joe Herzig

Student Representatives

The Student Representatives body is comprised of up to 34 elected students who represent the following departments and student demographics.

Academic 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 (1)
Asian Student Representative (1)
Hispanic Student Representative (1)
Female Student Representative (1)
LGBTQ+ Student Representative (1)
International Student Representative (1)
Returning Adult Representative (1)
First Generation Student Representative (1)
Veteran/Active Military Student Representative (1)
Non-Traditional Student Representative (1) (part time, financially independent, full time employment, or have dependents)

Contact us at to learn how to get involved!