Engineering Council

Engineering Council

Welcome to the Engineering Council! Over the past eight months, 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. In Fall 2019, we will hold our first offical election process to select the body of representatives who will serve as the voice of the students to the Office of the Dean. 

Fall 2019 Election Timeline

→ Information Session
Thursday, October 24 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | RSC 221

Come learn more about the new Engineering Council mission and structure and the process for running for a position in the Student Representatives body.

 Student Representative Application Deadline
Friday, November 1 | 5:00pm

If you are interested in running for a Student Representatives position, you must submit an application by November 1 in order to be placed on the ballot. Before applying, please review the Fall 2019 Application & Election Process section below.

 Candidate Meet & Greet
Friday, November 15 | 5:00pm | John Bardo Center Lobby

All College of Engineering students are invited to a meet and greet with the candidates running for Student Representative positions. If you are running for a position, please plan on attend the meet and greet.

 Voting
Monday, November 18 - Friday, November 22 | Online

All College of Engineering students are eligible to vote in the election. Voting will take place online. Students will be emailed instructions and a link to the ballot to their WSU email address.

 

Mission

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

Executive Council

The Executive Council 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
National Society of Black Engineers Representative (2)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Representative (2)
Society of Women Engineers Representative (2)

Fall 2019 Application & Election Process

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to run for and serve as Student Representatives. To be eligible, you must:

  • Be a full-time student enrolled in the College of Engineering,
  • Have and maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, and
  • Be a member of the department, class, or demographic you represent.

Application | Due November 1

Department Representatives and Class Representatives are selected through an application and election process. If you are interested in being placed on the ballot for a position, you must complete an application by 5:00pm on Friday, November 1.

Elections | November 18-22

Elections for all Department Representative and Class Representatives candidates will be conducted through an online ballot emailed to all College of Engineering students. Student Demographic Representatives will be appointed.

Contact us at engineeringcouncil@wichita.edu to learn how to get involved!