College of Engineering Diversity Mission Statement

We, The College of Engineering, are committed to diversity. We strive to prepare all students regardless of their race, class, color, religion, national origin, gender, ideology, sexual orientation, and presence of any disability for a career in the Engineering sciences and technologies. We further encourage an atmosphere among faculty and staff that values cultural differences and recognizes the contributions of a body of people as an integral piece of the learning process and work environment.  
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The University of Toledo College of Engineering will recognize Engineers Week with various activities held Feb. 17-23, 2019.

The annual “E-Week” was started by the national organization, DiscoverE, to celebrate how engineers make a difference in the world, increase public dialogue about the need for engineers, and bring engineering to life for students, educators and parents.

Spearheaded by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement at the College of Engineering, two very special events  have been planned in the spirit of E-Week.



Lesley Berhan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Engineering Diversity Initiatives
Contact Phone: 419-530-8220
Contact Email: lesley.berhan@utoledo.edu                                                  

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Diversity Committee

  • MIME - Lesley Berhan
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering - Cyndee Gruden
  • Bioengineering - Patricia Relue
  • Engineering Technology - Jared Oluoch, Luis Mata
  • Chemical Engineering - Maria Coleman
  • Electrical Engineering and Computer Science - Raghav Khanna

Staff Members:

  • Renee Norrils


Last Updated: 6/24/19