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Jason Peschel named School of Design and Construction director

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Jason Peschel has been named as director of Washington State University’s School of Design and Construction (SDC). 

An associate professor, Peschel has more than 17 years of teaching experience in construction management courses at WSU and three years of teaching as an adjunct at Nebraska’s Wayne State College. Prior to working at WSU, he worked in the construction industry as a chief estimator and vice president. The company he worked for completed manufacturing, education, religious, banking, and residential projects in northeast Nebraska.

Jason Peschel

He is a recipient of the Reid Miller Excellence in Teaching Award and President’s Distinguished Teaching awards. He also has received the school’s outstanding teaching award five times. 

Peschel served as the program head of construction management for a decade and holds the Richard L. Silliman Distinguished Professorship in Estimating. He has been serving as interim school director since last year.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State College. Peschel replaces Ryan Smith, who took a position at University of Arizona.

“Jason’s dedication to his students, staff, and faculty within SDC is exemplary,” said Mary Rezac, dean of the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture. “He has displayed effective leadership during his service as interim SDC director, and I look forward to continuing our work together on the important matters that will further lead to SDC’s and Voiland College’s success. I am confident he will continue to build on the school’s reputation for excellence.” 

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