Dean's Message


Dean's Message

Our College is in the midst of unprecedented expansion. With the launch of new degree programs, continued growth in research and our ongoing commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, we are making great strides on our way toward a world-class engineering program.

The imprint of the Rowan family’s generosity is reflected across the College. The Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation recently provided funding to establish the College’s inaugural Ph.D. program, as well as the Henry M. Rowan Globalization Fellowship Program. The contribution also enabled us to grow our cutting-edge research initiatives and expand our joint efforts with corporate and government sponsors.

While we work tirelessly to create a comprehensive college of engineering, we remain true to our heritage as a leader in undergraduate education. A robust class of 301 first-year students joined us in fall 2015. Our undergraduates will embark on a diverse, multidisciplinary educational experience and take advantage of endless opportunities to learn and explore. To support the continued expansion of our enrollment and faculty, we also are constructing our new $76 million engineering facility, and we expect to open the new facility in spring 2017. Click here for a live view of the building's construction. As you read about these and other notable developments, I think you’ll see why these are truly exciting times for Rowan Engineering.

- Dean Anthony Lowman, Ph.D.