The Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering is using its classrooms and laboratories to educate the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and corporate and civic leaders.
Become the next Dean of the
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
This last September, Dean David Mclean announced his intent to retire at the end of the fiscal year, in summer 2023.
We’re looking for an energetic, innovative, and visionary leader to serve as the next Dean of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. This is a unique opportunity to lead a one-of-a-kind college with a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs situated at a top land grant institution and research university of 33,000 students in a “best places to live” city.
The 1870 Morrill Act that created land-grant colleges specified that both “agricultural and mechanic arts” be taught.
What is now known as the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering carries on that mission in the 21st century, its legacy expanding from weather and agricultural innovations into groundbreaking research on satellites, robotics and lasers, and machines that can learn on their own.
Meet the Dean
Colorado State University provided me an educational and experiential foundation that guided me throughout my career. I am excited to have the opportunity to once again serve and give back to the institution.
I am very proud of the engineering programs at Colorado State. We deliver solid, rigorous, and well-rounded academic programs that balance theory and application. We educate bright students and our graduates are well prepared for careers or for graduate school. We recruit excellent faculty who are committed to undergraduate education, to graduate education, and to research.
It is my privilege to work with this group of faculty, staff and students as we continue this important work.
David I. McLean
Professor and Dean
Video: Engineering student Michelle Hefner interviews Dean David McLean
BME-CBE student Michelle Hefner interviewed Dean David McLean about the college’s diversity efforts, working with students and industry, and the watershed moments of his work as dean.
The goal of the College is to serve society by educating students, solving problems of global importance, and contributing to national and international economic development. We have set our goals high and our vision is clear: to create a better world for future generations.
Educate, innovate, cultivate and engage in order to generate new knowledge, improve quality of life, and positively impact society.
We will significantly benefit our region, nation and the world by engaging the global water, health, energy and environmental challenges of the day through leadership in the practices of engineering research, education, innovation and engagement.
- Collaboration and Respect
- Creativity and Innovation
- Transparency and Accountability
2026 Strategic Plan
CSU Land Acknowledgment
Colorado State University’s land acknowledgment is a statement crafted by a variety of Indigenous faculty and staff, as well as other officials at CSU.
The statement recognizes the long history of Native peoples and nations that lived and stewarded the land where the university now resides. The land acknowledgment statement also maintains the connection Native people and nations still have to this land.
Note: Graduate racially underrepresented statistics for degrees conferred do not include international students.