From the Dean

From the President

From the President

Ten years. It’s been 10 years since I assumed the role of dean of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and what a decade of growth, of accomplishments, of a renewed commitment to being the best student-centered engineering experience in America. In this issue — my last as dean — I am excited to share with you the accomplishments of not only the past year, but also to reflect on how far we’ve come in the past decade, together.

by × May 13, 2022 ×
From the Dean

From the Dean

One year ago, our campus was filled with uncertainty. As COVID-19 ravaged our nation, a vaccine on the horizon gave us hope for a return to normalcy. One year later, we are almost there. This fall, for the first time since March 2020, Auburn University returned to a new “normal.” […]

by × December 17, 2021 ×
From the Dean

From the Dean

Over a year ago, everything changed. COVID-19 had spread through the United States, virtually shutting down life as we know it. But it could not stop the Auburn spirit.

by × May 19, 2021 ×
From the Dean

From the Dean

It’s hard to believe that we are more than nine months into alternate operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while 2020 has presented more challenges than we could have ever imagined, I could not be more proud of how resilient our students, faculty and staff have been through it all.

by × December 14, 2020 ×
Dean’s Message, Spring 2020

Dean’s Message, Spring 2020

I hope this message finds you well during these unprecedented times.

by × June 7, 2020 ×
Dean Roberts and students.

From the Dean

It’s hard to believe the fall semester has already come to a close, but the latter half of 2019 has been an exciting time for Auburn Engineering. In July, our country celebrated the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest accomplishments in human history — landing on the moon. In […]

by × December 20, 2019 ×
From the Dean

From the Dean

At the end of each semester, I have the distinct honor of addressing and shaking hands with each of our amazing graduates during the engineering commencement ceremony. This spring’s event was no exception. During the ceremony, two particular graduates caught my attention with their awe-inspiring stories. Sam Cerio, our superstar […]

by × June 3, 2019 ×
From the Dean

From the Dean

I enjoy writing these columns in Auburn Engineering because it gives me the opportunity to bring our readers up to date on our academics, our research, our people and our building program, and the bold new direction we’re taking. I am going to do something a little different this time, […]

by × December 14, 2018 ×
From the dean: Spring 2018

From the dean: Spring 2018

It’s amazing to look back on the past year as we begin the summer semester. We continue to reach new milestones in the growth of the quality of our programs, our faculty, our students and our facilities. We just dedicated the pavilion area to Broun Hall, the result of a […]

by × May 18, 2018 ×
From the dean: Fall 2017

From the dean: Fall 2017

Not long after I became dean I found a friend in Melissa Herkt, a 1977 civil engineering graduate who has a track record of accomplishment that has literally taken her around the world. I am happy to say she finally landed in Auburn, and has translated her energy and business […]

by × November 16, 2017 ×