North Central Region
IISE's North Central Region currently has 1,300 active IISE members who reside in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Roughly 1,000 are local professional or student chapter members, with an additional 300 members in the region that do not belong to a local chapter. Our region consists of 17 student chapters and eight professional chapters.
Mission Statement: To provide leadership in developing and representing the industrial engineering profession and in enhancing the capabilities of those who are involved in or manage the application, education, training, research or development of industrial engineering.
Vision: IISE North Central Region will be recognized as the premier membership organization for the industrial engineering profession within the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Our regional leadership team will collaborate with local chapter leaders to provide value, serve our regional members and exceed their expectations and requirements.
The NEW North Central Region website is now operational. Click here to view.
Responsibilities of region leaders
The major responsibility of the region leaders is to support the professional and student chapters. They also have responsibility to keep IISE headquarters, in particular the CN (chapter networking) staff, and the senior vice president (SVP) of CN up-to-date with chapter activities.
RVP (Regional vice president) Dan Thury: The RVP position is designated to be that of a strategic leader for the region. The RVP represents the region and its members on the NLC (National Leadership Council) and on various NLC committees. the RVP guides a regional leadership team consisting of, at a minimum, one ARVP and one AVPSD. Additional members of the RLT may be identified by the RVP and should be discussed with the SVP.
ARVP (Assistant regional vice president) Tarun Mohan Lal: The ARVP reports to the RVP and the AVPSD reports to the VPSD, with a "dotted line" to the RVP. The ARVP is responsible for the tactical/day-to-day operations of the professional chapters. In this role, the ARVP will work directly with professional chapter leaders across the region to understand the basic needs and goals of each chapter and work to help meet those needs. The ARVP will also work with the professional chapter leaders to ensure that all required documents (tax forms, CAR [chapter activity reports], etc.) are completed properly on time.
AVPSD (Assistant vice president student development) The AVPSD is responsible for tactical/day-to-day operations of the student chapters. In this role, the AVPSD will work directly with student chapter leaders across the region to understand the basic needs and goals of each chapter and work to help meet those needs. The AVPSD will also work with the student chapter leaders to ensure that all required documents (tax forms, CAR [chapter activity reports], etc.) are completely properly on time.
Both the ARVP and the AVPSD positions are appointed by the RVP. All regional leaders will serve a two year term. Members of the RLT are not restricted from serving a leadership role in their local chapter; however, any anticipated conflicts should be reviewed with the RVP, SVP and VPSD, as appropriate.
Young Professional Representatives
North Central Region
Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
This region includes 5 professional chapters:
- Milwaukee, Wis.
- Mississippi Valley
- Omaha, Neb.
- Twin Cities (Minn.)
There are IISE student chapters at 17 colleges and universities in the region:
- Bradley University
- Iowa State University
- Milwaukee School of Engineering
- North Dakota State University
- Northern Illinois University
- Northwestern University
- South Dakota School of Mines & Technology - Hardrock
- Southern Illinois University
- University of Illinois - Urbana
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- University of Iowa
- University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
- University of Minnesota - Duluth
- University of Nebraska - Lincoln
- University of Wisconsin - Madison
- University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
- University of Wisconsin - Platteville