Reflections on the start of a new academic year

Sarah RajalaThis is the start of my first academic year in the College of Engineering. Spring and summer were very enjoyable, but there is nothing like the beginning of a new college year. It’s an exciting time on campus – not only for students, but also faculty, staff and everyone associated with the university. Our college [Continue Reading…]

Ten weeks and counting

Sarah RajalaThe last time I shared thoughts in this blog I had just started in my position as dean of the College of Engineering. I’d like to thank everyone who made comments and sent emails after my first post. I think open and ongoing communication is essential to good leadership – I plan on sharing information [Continue Reading…]

Engineering is my passion

Greetings from the new dean in the Iowa State College of Engineering! My name is Sarah Rajala, and I officially began my duties on April 1. I am so excited to be here on campus. I consider it an honor to lead such an internationally recognized engineering college, and I plan to build on the [Continue Reading…]