Dean's Team 2021-2022

Students on the Dean’s Team are student leaders and ambassadors of the College. They visit local high schools, conduct college tours, and support marketing and visibility efforts to attract future engineering and computing students to The University of Akron.

Benefits to being on the Dean's Team:

  • Opportunity to deepen connections with classmates, faculty, and staff through in-person events, leadership trainings, and more.
  • Increase your own marketability by including this experience on your resume.
  • Sharpen your public speaking skills.
  • Earn while you learn. All Dean's Team students receive an hourly wage.

Hear from our students:

Engineering Dean's Team student at The University of Akron
"Being on the Dean's Team has been an amazing way to coordinate and network with faculty, future employers, and create lasting relationships with fellow students. Additionally, I find great pride in helping inspire future Zips to join our world-class engineering program! Being a member of Dean's Team has helped me develop professional skills that I will utilize for the rest of my career. Go Zips!"

— ZEBEDIAH ZEHENTBAUER, majoring in mechanical engineering

Engineering Dean's Team student at The University of Akron
"Being a member of the Dean's Team is awesome because of the frequent self-reflection. During each tour and conversation with high school students, we share our experiences and highlight what we are grateful for from UA. Being able to put ourselves in the shoes of those juniors and seniors in high school and realizing where we are now is truly an experience I am thankful for. Dean's Team has encouraged me to be present and realize I need to make the most of my limited time left here before graduation!"

— JADE REESE, majoring in mechanical engineering

Membership to the Dean's Team is selective. Students must be nominated by their professors and have strong academic records.

If you believe you would be a good ambassador for the College, please ask a faculty or a staff member to send the nomination to Katey Yinger, Coordinator of Administrative Services, at