Letter from the Dean: November 2022

November 1, 2022

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students and Friends of the Bagley College of Engineering:

Late fall has always been one of my favorite times of the year, with some cooler weather and vibrant color changes. We continue to grow and change within the Bagley College, and I am pleased to share some of our most recent stories:

  • The ASEE engineering by the numbers listing is something I look at annually, and the college was prominently featured in several metrics:
    • College level top 50’s:
      • #11 with 94 B.S. degrees to black students
      • #36 with 949 B.S. degrees total
      • #46 with 220 B.S. degrees to female students
      • #49 with 3974 undergraduate students enrolled
    • Disciplinary top 50’s:
      • #11 with 131 chemical engineering B.S. degrees
      • #27 with 110 civil engineering B.S. degrees
      • #29 with 69 industrial engineering B.S. degrees
      • #44 with 206 mechanical engineering B.S. degrees
      • * Note that some of the departmental charts only show top 20 so this list is not necessarily complete
  • Kudos to chemical engineering alum and Bagley College dean’s advisory board member Kris Patrick who was just named President & CEO of Ergon.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Mehmet Kurum, assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, who was named to the Paul Jacob Endowed Chair.
  • Mississippi State University recently renewed a collaboration agreement with Tougaloo College, with STEM pathways that can lead to Bagley College of Engineering undergraduate or graduate degrees.
  • If you have not done so already, please look at the Fall 2022 Graduate School Newsletter.
  • The 2022 Homecoming Court featured five students from the Bagley College.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. If you haven’t visited the college’s website yet, please check it out at bagley.msstate.edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Finally, if you have any ideas for stories, please let me know at keith@bagley.msstate.edu.

Thank you for all you do, and Hail State!


Jason M. Keith
Dean and Professor
Earnest W. and Mary Ann Deavenport, Jr. Chair
Bagley College of Engineering
Mississippi State University