Two Residents Of Rock Springs Part Of UW’s CEAS Dean’s Leadership Council


(Laramie, Wyoming) The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) has formed a new team to provide vision and help accomplish overall goals for education and outreach for the college.

Dean Michael Pishko announced this week the formation of the CEAS Dean’s Leadership Council. It is composed of professionals from industry. Charter members of the council include Rock Springs’ Bruce Pivic, president and CEO of Infinity Power and Controls; Amy Allen, director of public services for the City of Rock Springs; Zia Yasrobi, owner/manager of Y2 Consultants; Bryan Hassler, president of United Energy Partners LLC and managing director of Silverpeak Strategic Partners; Angie Schrader, simulation product manager at Autodesk; and Joe Leimkuhler, vice president of drilling for LLOG Exploration. Members will have a three-year term, with an option for an additional three-year term.

The primary function of the council is an advisory role. The CEAS Dean’s Leadership Council will work with Pishko and Ben Blalock, president of the UW Foundation, to determine its role in seeking private support.

The first item for consideration is strategic planning to form a plan for four key CEAS themes. That includes: establishing academic prominence; fostering innovation; research and economic development; and developing a thriving and resilient organization.

Efforts also are underway to develop a document for governing the Wyoming Engineering Extension Service, a mechanism for the college to provide education and outreach services to areas of economic importance across the state.

One of the primary roles of the council will be to engage industry and government around the key themes.