Needy Recently Featured by IISE For Her Work

Faculty and staff of the Industrial Engineering department, are representing the University of Arkansas at the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference in Pittsburgh this week!

Photo of Kim Needy, DeanDean of the Graduate School and International Education, Kim Needy, was recently featured by IISE for her work within the field.

Kim Needy joined IISE as a student member in 1981. Over the years, she volunteered for leadership stints at university and professional chapters, along with regional posts and involvement with the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads. Needy's immersion within IISE membership helped build her network and develop leadership skills that propelled her to IISE's presidency in 2013.

Her IISE connections still help to this day, even after transitioning into the academic arena. She often gets questioned about whether she likes her job now that she's not doing industrial engineering.

"I tell them, 'Are you kidding me? I'm doing industrial engineering every day,'" Needy said. "It's just I'm applying those skills to an academic process in the grad school and international education. I'm dealing with processes all day long."

We are so thankful to work so closely with Dean Needy and very proud of her successes within the Engineering and Education fields. Her dedication to our students is unparalleled!