Western Carolina University – WCU names Randy Collins dean of College of Engineering and Technology

 WCU Stories      May possibly 4, 2022 By Benny Smith The Western Carolina College Board…

By Benny Smith

The Western Carolina College Board of Trustees appointed Edward R. (Randy) Collins
Jr. as dean of the School of Engineering and Technologies as part of its special-referred to as
meeting Might 3. Collins will get started in his new placement helpful Aug. 1.

“Dr. Collins is a distinguished engineer who has lengthy experience combining university student
perform in the classroom and collaboration with business,” explained Provost Richard D. Starnes.
“He is passionate about advancing student results, faculty scholarship and regional
economic development. His leadership will be essential as we find to educate the extremely
finest engineers to create a brighter long run for Western North Carolina and over and above. We
are extremely thrilled to welcome him to WCU.”

Randy Collins

Collins will come to WCU from Clemson College the place he is a at present professor of
electrical and pc engineering and the tutorial/technological adviser for the school’s
Dominion Electrical power Innovation Middle. During his tenure at Clemson, Collins served as
affiliate vice president and government director at Clemson’s Restoration Institute
campus in Charleston, South Carolina where he proven a new educational leadership
construction, opened the Zucker Household Graduate Education and learning Center, increased scholar recruitment,
worked collaboratively with stakeholders to boost college/workers recruitment and
expanded the campus investigation team. He also previously served as affiliate dean in
Clemson’s Higher education of Engineering and Science.   

Collins acquired his doctoral diploma from Georgia Institute of Technologies in electrical
engineering. He obtained his bachelor’s diploma in electrical engineering from NC State
University. Collins also is a registered qualified engineer and has several Federal
Aviation Administration certificates and licenses to educate and fly airplanes.

“I am honored and thrilled to serve as the dean of the School of Engineering and
Know-how at Western Carolina University. The college or university has astounding faculty, team
and students, and is modifying life via remarkably sought-following engineering, engineering
and building administration packages. I’m intrigued by the opportunities to advance
CET and WCU, and by the college’s capability to serve as a catalyst in our area and
condition for financial and neighborhood advancement. The dedication and eyesight of the WCU
management and community is inspiring and I seem forward to carrying out fantastic things

Collins is nationally regarded and has properly experienced his investigation revealed in
25 refereed journal publications and a lot more than 50 meeting proceedings.  He is the
inventor on three US patents. 

The University of Engineering and Technological innovation, one of WCU’s six tutorial faculties, homes
courses in engineering, technology and development administration. The college gives
progressive undergraduate and graduate degree educational systems in Design Administration and Engineering and Technologies for learners in an environment that supports financial advancement, specialist improvement
and involvement with businesses and industries. It fulfills its tutorial missions
by way of training and mastering, scholarship and discovery, and service and engagement.