Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff
The Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee (NSC) is on track to formalize an agreement whereby South Dakota State University, Brookings, begins offering a four-year CIM degree program in fall 2022. The school would become the Midwest companion to existing CIM venues, each backed by active patrons groups: Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro; California State University, Chico; New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark; and, Texas State University, San Marcos.
A fifth CIM degree program launch stems from efforts of past NSC Chairman Wally Johnson (U.S. Concrete) and Thor Becken (Cemstone Products), who chairs a North Central Region patrons group spearheading a school search. NSC members and NCR patrons recognize South Dakota State’s strong commitment to a CIM program, favorable tuition rates, laboratory and classroom facilities, plus past experience with public-private partnerships. A forthcoming memorandum of understanding will outline NSC, NCR patrons and South Dakota State deliverables.