College of Engineering, Computer Science & Construction Management

Meet the Dean

Dr. Ricardo Jacquez has been the Dean of the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management since August 2015. Dr. Jacquez comes to CSU Chico from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, where he has served as Dean of the College of Engineering since 2010. He has spent his career at NMSU, beginning as a Professor of Civil Engineering, serving as Department Head and Associate Provost before becoming Dean. His accomplishments include a Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Commission on Access, Diversity, and Excellence for significant contributions to increasing diversity and access in the higher education community. He has also served as principal investigator for more than 30 grants totaling approximately $40 million. Dr. Jacquez earned his Ph.D. at Virginia Tech and his master's degree at New Mexico State University. His technical discipline is civil-environmental engineering, and his research interest is the application of microbiology to wastewater treatment. He also received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.