South Central Region

Regional Vice President - Brandon Laird

/uploadedImages/Regions/South_Central/croppedBrandon_125x125.jpgBrandon Laird has been an active IISE member since 2010. He received a degree in industrial engineering from University of Texas at Arlington and worked in aerospace for three and a half years. Laird now works for a company that manufactures sprockets, gears, and material handling equipment as an industrial engineer, counselor, consultant, manufacturing engineer.


The Chapter Chronicles

What are some of your fellow South Central Region chapters up to?  Location cities? Missions? Goals? Objectives? Activities? Accomplishments?  Plans for the future?

Click on the chapter you want to read about or read them all!

Professional chapters
Chapter No. 92 Greater Kansas City 

Student Chapters
Chapter No. 825  Kansas State University 

Chapter No. 836  University of Missouri-Columbia 

Chapter No. 917 Missouri University of Science and Technology 

Leadership role on the South Central Regional Leadership Team opens up

You could be the next AVP of Student Development! 

Leading change is an integral part of industrial and systems engineering. The addition of "systems" to our name affords an opportunity to build on the foundation already created by IISE members since 1948. If you are interested in taking on a leadership role within the IISE South Central region, you will soon have the chance. At the conclusion of the 2016 academic year, I will be stepping aside from my role as Assistant Vice President of Student Development (AVPSD) to take on a significant challenge - fatherhood. I have enjoyed engaging with student leaders, judging technical papers, and connecting aspiring ISEs with professional mentors over the last 6 years. The AVPSD role enables consistency during the frequent transition of university chapter leadership as students graduate. It is largely self-directed so you can make it your own. No specific IISE leadership experience is required. I hope you will consider stepping into this role!

If you are interested, please send an email to the South Central RVP, Brandon Laird (, outlining your qualifications and an idea of something you'd like to execute while in the AVPSD role. Please apply by May 1.


Drew Harnish, P.E.

IISE South Central AVPSD


Chapter Management


South Central Region

Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas

This region includes six professional chapters:

  • Central Arkansas
  • Dallas-Ft. Worth
  • Greater Kansas City
  • Houston
  • Northwest Arkansas
  • Wichita, Kansas

There are IISE student chapters at 16 colleges and universities in the region:

  • Kansas State University 
  • Lamar University 
  • Oklahoma State University 
  • St. Mary's University
  • Texas A&M University 
  • Texas A&M University- Commerce
  • Texas State University - San Marcos 
  • Texas Tech University 
  • University of Arkansas 
  • University of Houston
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Oklahoma 
  • University of Texas at Arlington 
  • University of Texas El Paso
  • Wichita State University

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