Lyles School of Civil Engineering Advisory Council

The mission of the Council is to facilitate communication, cooperation, and interaction between the School of Civil Engineering and the profession for the benefit of both.

The Council advises the school in many areas to advance the tradition of serving and having impact on the civil engineering profession through teaching, research and service. The Council reviews program goals and recommends strategies for both current and future challenges and initiatives.

Council members are asked to provide counsel to the school in areas that facilitate the prestige of our programs including, curriculum and courses, research and teaching, collaboration with industry, student and faculty recruitment, resource identification and development, and alumni relations.

Established in 1991, the council consists of distinguished individuals – engineers, faculty, and industry leaders, who meet twice a year on campus. Council members, who may be recommended by faculty or alumni, are appointed by the Head of Civil Engineering to serve a three-year, renewable term. The Council includes six or seven members of the School Faculty as liaison members. Council leadership (Chair and Vice-Chair) serves a one-year, renewable term as elected by the council membership.