Dr. Suzie Laurich-McIntyre has been the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Carnegie Mellon University since July 2005. The Graduate Education office provides professional development programs, conferences, and small research grants to support graduate student groups, advises the Graduate Student Assembly and other graduate student-related organizations. She also works with advancing policy and processes in support of graduate education and supports graduate students, faculty, and staff on graduate student-related issues. Her prior position at Carnegie Mellon University was Director of Alumni and Student Relations in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2003-2005.
Between 2002 and 2004 she worked with two national organizations known for their work in addressing under-representation in Science and Engineering – BEST (Building Engineering and Science Talent) Consortium and WEPAN (Women in Engineering Programs & Advocates Network). From 1999 to 2001 she was Director of the Center for Women in Science and Engineering of the University of Washington in Seattle and from 1994 to 1999 Associate Director for Women in Engineering at the University of Washington. Laurich-McIntyre has experience in industrial research and engineering, as Director of Research, Pyromedia Inc., from 1991 to 1994, and Senior Project Engineer and Project Engineer at North American Refractories and Interpace Corporation from 1980 to 1984. Her B.S. in Ceramic Engineering and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering are from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Laurich-McIntyre currently serves on the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools Executive Committee as a Member at Large and on the National Advisory Board for the National Association for Graduate and Professional Students.