ECS Undergraduate Programs Office Reorganized

Ida Jamshidi promoted to Assistant Dean for Student Services, to oversee all advising, recruiting, and success programming initiatives

April 25, 2023


The Office of Undergraduate Programs at Baylor University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) has been reorganized. The departure of the Senior Director of Undergraduate Programs in November 2022 prompted an opportunity to research best practices at peer institutions, reflect on the emerging needs of our school, and redesign the Undergraduate Programs Office accordingly. Understanding our need to improve operational efficiency and focus on areas of student success and retention, new responsibilities were folded into the roles of current staff who have the expertise and dedication to enhance strategic success initiatives for ECS students.

Ida Jamshidi, was promoted to Assistant Dean for Student Services. In this role, Jamshidi will report directly to Dean Daniel Pack and oversee all advising, recruiting, and success programming initiatives. She holds two Baylor degrees – a BA in Journalism and an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education & Student Affairs – and has worked in the School of Engineering and Computer Science for 12 years.

“Ms. Jamshidi has demonstrated consistent vital leadership during her time at Baylor and I am thrilled that she has agreed to take on this new opportunity,” said Erich Baker, PhD, Interim Dean of the School of Engineering and Computer Science. “The role of Assistant Dean provides Ms. Jamshidi and her team with the resources necessary to continue to innovate and expand the impact of our undergraduate services, while allowing Dr. Michael Thompson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, to focus on the core mission of undergraduate programming.”

Jamshidi’s team of coordinators includes Megan Glover, who specializes in recruiting and enrollment management; John Hewitt, who focuses on special programming for ECS students; and Sarah Mosley, whose expertise is in curriculum management and design.

Additional academic advisors include Mary Chandler, who will begin providing guidance to ECS student organizations, and a new hire who will begin in May 2023. Nathan Heatherly will continue to serve as the Program Director of Teal and Coordinator for Retention Initiatives, overseeing Teal Residential College, the Undergraduate Teaching Fellows program, the Learning Resource Center, and other success programs.



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