Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

You are here

Dean's Associates

The Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering provides high-quality civil and environmental, computer science, construction management, electrical, entertainment engineering and design, and mechanical engineering programs for its undergraduate and graduate students. Private support will help the students and faculty in the college find resolution for real-world engineering problems.

Our Dean’s Associates comprise the inner-circle of supporters for engineering at UNLV, and are key investors in the students, faculty and programs that make the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering so successful. These individuals or corporations contribute at least $1,000 annually, and permit the dean to spend the funds where the need is greatest.

Dean’s Associates will be invited to an annual luncheon in the spring, where the dean will report on how he chose to invest these unrestricted funds over the course of the year. In the past, contributions have enabled students to attend professional conferences, allowed student organizations to host diversity seminars promoting the profession, and sent faculty to travel and present papers at national and international conferences.

To become a Dean’s Associate for the College of Engineering, follow this link to give online. Choose Dean’s Associate from the drop-down list, or contact Director of Development, Sara Portzel at 702-895-2913 or

2012 Dean's Associates

  • Selma Bartlett

  • Jeffery and Carole Clarke

  • Mary E. Clyburn

  • Fred & Harriet Cox

  • Samuel D. Palmer

  • Sara J. Portzel

  • Troy E. Wade

Get more information or become a member of the Dean’s Associates.

2012 Corporate Dean's Associates

Walker Engineering, LLC
Weide & Miller, LLC
Mark & Carolyn Guidry Foundation