Dean McLean: ‘Welcome home to Colorado State’

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of you who have found your home at Colorado State University!

We’re excited to have you with us, whether that’s virtually or in-person. And if you’re joining us for the first time, know that we are here to support your journey in whatever you do. We’re proud of our academically rigorous programs across campus, but we also have networks in place to help you feel a sense of belonging and accomplish your goals.

You have come to the right place: CSU graduates are well prepared for success and are in strong demand by industry. I recently participated in a virtual forum of leading engineers and scientists about the need for problem-solvers to address the COVID-19 crisis and the global challenges facing our planet. We are in the midst of a changing climate that has growing impacts on people and the environment.

David I. McLean, Professor and Dean, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

David McLean is dean of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.

We’re seeing a greater need for inexpensive, efficient technologies that are accessible to all – for such solutions as smart vehicles and clean energy. And we’re facing significant shortages of water and food to feed a growing population.

These problems will require diversity of thought and people, and while engineers will be part of the solution, a multidisciplinary approach is the only way forward. We need all of you to help find innovative solutions to these issues on a global scale.

I know our entire college pledges our welcome and support. My sincere welcome for great 2020-2021 school year. Be safe and be well.


David McLean,

Dean, Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering