Message from the Dean

Wael ZatarWelcome!

As the dean of Marshall’s newest and rapidly growing college, it is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to the College of Information Technology and Engineering (CITE).
From its inception, CITE has been dedicated to the delivery of undergraduate and graduate programs in high-technology fields that optimize opportunities for our students and that support the growth and reputation of our university, state, and region. As we develop new and existing programs in engineering, computer science, and related technology fields, we embrace and honor Marshall’s long-standing traditions in education while moving forward at a pace that prepares our graduates for the challenges and exciting opportunities that lie ahead in a continually changing global technology environment. We believe that infrastructure, industry, and innovation are the cornerstones of our economy, and we do all that we can every day to support these endeavors.
Whether you’re exploring our web-site or walking around campus, the signs of CITE’s growth are obvious. Our college has grown to 500 students, and our faculty and staff have grown accordingly. In 2008, we were privileged to open the Arthur Weisberg Family Engineering Laboratories on the Huntington campus, a state-of-the-art building which houses new offices, classroom facilities, and labs important for program accreditation and future growth. Construction is underway for the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex which will house the entire college as well as other programs.
Even with all of these new developments and activities, our most important asset in CITE is and will always be our outstanding faculty and staff. Our faculty is comprised of professionals who not only are respected and successful in their fields of study, but who also are dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in all its forms. CITE’s faculty members understand our students and the rapidly changing environment in which they will one day work, and do their best to make sure students are prepared to excel in their chosen careers. CITE students have the benefit of daily interaction with their professors, who pride themselves on being available for questions, discussion, and continued mentorship of students. That’s something you won’t find everywhere, but we believe it is an important part of our collective mission here.
We hope that you find all the information you need here, and encourage you to check back with us often for updates. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact any of us with your questions or comments.
Wael Zatar
Dean and Professor of Engineering