April 14, 2005
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PNC Promotes Faculty Member Martha Garcia-Saenz
associate professor of
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WESTVILLE - Purdue University North Central announces that the Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the promotion of faculty member Martha Garcia-Saenz to associate professor of Building Construction Management Technology. Her promotion becomes effective with the 2005 -2006 academic year.
According to PNC Chancellor James B. Dworkin, academic tenure is acquired on promotion to the rank of associate professor. Candidates promoted to this rank have a significant record of accomplishment as a faculty member and show promise of continued professional growth and recognition.
A faculty member since 1999, Garcia-Saenz was instrumental in starting the Women in Engineering and Technology program on the PNC campus in 2002. The primary objective of WIE&T is the retention of female students in the engineering and technology programs and Garcia-Saenz has given her professional leadership and expertise to the group and has helped to bring professionals in the technology fields to PNC to interact with WIE&T members.
She has also conducted professional research, published articles and given technical presentations. Garcia-Saenz earned her bachelor’s degree from Universidad Le Gran Colombia and a master’s degree from Purdue University.