UA Engineering Safe Reopening Plan

The UA College of Engineering is committed to delivering a high-quality education, advancing life-changing research and development, and creating a vibrant campus experience -- as safely as possible.

The college’s Safe Reopening Plan (pdf) includes detailed information on all aspects of reentry related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among topics covered are the following:

  • Flexible course offerings -- in-person, online and hybrid
  • Measures for optimal student engagement
  • Safety protocols in and out of the classroom and in labs and buildings
  • Procedures for testing, tracing and treating
  • Guidelines for remote advising and working at home

The plan builds on recommendations put forth by the University of Arizona Campus Reentry Plan Working Group.


Masks Are Required

Safe Reopening Committee Members

Kathleen Melde - Co-chair
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs

Marvin Slepian - Co-chair
Clinical Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Kriss Pope
Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration


Catherine Petropoulos

Executive Assistant for Dean's Office


Leo Enfield

Information Technology Manager, Principal


Margie Puerta-Edson

Senior Director of Development


Marisa Pope-Malings

Assistant Director, Academic Advising


Jim Baygents

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs


Eniko Enikov

Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


Kerrie Sonnenberg

Manager, Finance and Administration


Beth Hutchinson
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Paul Blowers

Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering


Karen Van Winkle

Academic Program Coordinator, Senior


Hal Tharp

Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Pierre Deymier

Department Head of Materials Science & Engineering


Moe Momayez

Interim Department Head and Associate Professor of Mining & Geological Engineering


Brad Ross
Professor of Practice for Mining & Geological Engineering


Jian Liu
Associate Professor of Systems & Industrial Engineering


Pavlo Krokhmal
Professor of Systems & Industrial Engineering


Josh Pace
Program Coordinator


Andrea Deranek
Graduate Student - Biomedical Engineering


Andrew Smith
Graduate Student - Chemical Engineering