March 22, 2023

UA’s Faculty of Engineering promotes Adrienne Gaines to guide new program

The College of Arkansas’ Faculty of Engineering has named Adrienne Gaines the inaugural director of its new Engineering One-Cease, a assist program to enhance retention and commencement charges.

In accordance with a UA information launch, Gaines began the job in November and is working to recruit and rent her group, which is able to embrace an assistant director, three educational advisors, senior examine overseas advisor and monetary assist/scholarship advisor. A scholar providers specialist and educational coaches built-in from the first-year engineering program will spherical out the group of 12.

She has 14 years of expertise as an instructional advisor and, most lately, was affiliate director of scholar providers for the first-year engineering program.

Bryan Hill, affiliate dean for scholar success, praised Gaines’ robust file for serving college students and collaborating with school and employees.

“Adrienne is the proper inaugural director of Engineering One-Cease because the Faculty of Engineering goals to extend our retention and commencement charges,” Hill mentioned. “Adrienne is extremely revered each inside the school and throughout the college campus in supporting college students by way of progressive programming, data-driven selections and high quality advising.”

Dean Kim Needy mentioned she seems ahead to Gaines constructing out a group to assist our engineering and laptop science college students.

“Adrienne is the best particular person for this vital place, one that can assist to essentially rework undergraduate scholar assist within the Faculty of Engineering,” she mentioned.

Established by way of a 2014 reward by the late Robert H. Biggadike, a 1958 mechanical engineering alumnus, Engineering One-Cease will centralize scholar success initiatives, educational advising, teaching, mentoring, and different providers for engineering and laptop science college students.

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Gaines thanked Richard Cassady, director of the first-year engineering program, for his management the previous 10 years.

“He trusted me to develop programming initiatives to offer each proactive and reactive assist for college students,” she mentioned. “I’m excited to construct on the assist that we now have offered first-year college students by way of our peer mentoring and educational teaching applications to assist all college students within the school below the management of Dr. Bryan Hill.”

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