USI's engineering program earns accreditation - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

USI's engineering program earns accreditation

By: Maureen Hayden
New Media Producer: Amanda Lents

The bachelor's degree program in engineering at the University of Southern Indiana has received accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the recognized accreditation body for college and university programs in engineering, applied science, computing and technology.

USI President H. Ray Hoops says the accreditation will have a positive impact on the university and the community, "This accreditation shows the importance the engineering program now can bring to the state. Perhaps no other program has the ability to have greater impact on a region in terms of economic development than engineering."

Dr. Linda L. M. Bennett, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, called the accreditation "a powerful recruitment tool" for the university.

Bennett says, "It is the work of the faculty, who know the strength of the program and who have worked so hard, that has brought us here."

The engineering program is administered by the Pott College of Science and Engineering at USI.

The accreditation is retroactive from October 1, 2004.  The first class of four-year engineering students graduated in May 2006.

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