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Lily Gossage 2013-2014
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Lily Gossage

Lily Gossage is the Director of Maximizing Engineering Potential at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She provides management-level oversight for the development, strategic planning, initiation, assessment, and promotion of programs and activities for the recruitment, retention, and success of women, under-represented minority students, and students from other under-served communities in the College of Engineering. Beyond managing State and Foundation funds, she also seeks outside funding through proposal writing. She develops and promotes an active industry advisory board and maintains positive relations with industry and alumni supporters. In new program development, she conducts assessment and implements continuous quality improvement.

Previous to her current position she was the Director of the Engineering Honors Program/ Research Associate for the Office of Engineering Educational Research & Assessment at California State University, Long Beach. Her responsibilities involved studying and evaluating academic trends and practices that hinder student success/timely graduation and developing college- and institutional-level proposals to enhance engineering student success. Her expertise involves the use of data query tools and data warehouses for tracking student performance and guiding academic planning and decision making.

As founder of "Women Engineers @ the Beach," "Engineering Girls @ the Beach," she finds women-in-engineering advocacy the most gratifying aspect of her efforts. Understanding the importance of parental support in young girls’ intellectual and confidence development, in 2011 she developed the "My Daughter is an Engineer" program, a summer residential program for 5th-grade girls/parents where learning is focused on basic electronics and control systems in daily life. Recognizing that poverty is one of the greatest barriers to children succeeding in school, in 2013, she developed “Engineering Girls –It Takes A Village,” a summer residential program that serves girls and mothers who reside at a local homeless shelter.

Outside of her work in engineering educational management, she participates in other scholarly and community-based pursuits. She holds membership in the American Association of University Women, Federal Asian American Pacific Council, and Phi Beta Delta (International Honors Society). As a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Southwest section.

Lily Gossage
Director, Maximizing Engineering Potential?
California State Polytechnic University,
Pomona ?College of Engineering?
3801 West Temple Avenue?Pomona, CA  91768?
Phone: 909.869.2482
Fax: 909.869.4224?

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