Chico State Alumni Association

College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management

State of the College 

Recorded Webinar

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 2 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Terence Lau, Interim Dean, College of Engineering, Computer, Science, and Construction Management

Moderator: Douglas Guerrero

Terence Lau

Dr. Terence Lau is currently the interim dean for the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management. He started his career at Chico State in 2018 when he was appointed dean of the College of Business. Dr. Lau previously served for 16 years at the University of Dayton in Ohio, where he was program director, department chair, and associate dean in the School of Business Administration. Prior to that, Lau was in-house counsel in Ford Motor Company's legal department in Dearborn, Michigan, for five years. From 2006-2007, he was the Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Supreme Court of the United States in Washington, D.C. Lau received his JD from Syracuse University in New York, and his BA from Wright State University in Ohio. He is the Managing Editor for the American Business Law Journal

Doug GuerreroDoug Guerrero was instrumental in establishing the first Concrete Industry Management (CIM) degree program in the Western US in the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Construction Management (ECC)—making Chico State home to one of only four CIM programs in the country. CIM majors benefit from a curriculum that combines business administration and concrete science. Guerrero cofounded the CIM program and, in 2005, was elected chair of the Chico CIM Patrons—a philanthropic group of individuals and organizations that have donated more than $3.6 million to support the program. Mr. Guerrero also serves on the CIM National Steering Committee, which provides scholarship and programming support to the four universities with concrete industry programs. In addition to Chico State, those universities are Middle Tennessee State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Texas State University. Together, the local CIM Patrons and national CIM program have supported CSU, Chico by funding student scholarships, supporting faculty salaries, helping renovate the ECC Concrete Lab, and hosting annual networking events that have resulted in a 100 percent job-placement rate for CIM graduates. Guerrero has also served on the Chico State University Foundation Board of Governors since 2008, chairing the board from 2011–2013 and working with alumni, parents, and other community leaders to raise philanthropic support for our students, faculty, staff, and programs across campus.