The Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering has a rich history and is essential to fulfilling the land-grant mission of SDSU. Students preparing for a career in the STEM fields benefit from a practical, rigorous education focused on problem-solving, and world class research opportunities. Our graduates continue to be innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders of industry.
A Leader of the Transformation
Jerome J. Lohr came to South Dakota State University in the fall of 1955 to pursue a degree in civil engineering. The College of Engineering has produced numerous industry leaders throughout its 135-year existence. Yet Jerry Lohr has no peer in terms of his overall and lasting impact on the College — as a donor, fundraiser and advocate.
SDSU decided to honor Lohr’s profound role in transforming the college by recommending that it be named the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering. SDSU’s recommendation was ratified by a committee of the South Dakota Board of Regents, and then accepted by the full Board on June 20, 2013.
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