The term “postcolonial” is controversial among scholars, as it implies that colonization is behind us; however, for Indigenous peoples, colonization continues as a daily part of life. He spent 15 years at the University of Texas at Austin, where he led the architectural engineering program for four years. He was a member of the Board of Governors of ASCE’s Architectural Engineering Institute from 2003 to 2008, including serving as its president from 2006 to 2007. Professor George Edward “Edd” Gibson Jr., the Sunstate Chair of construction management and engineering at Arizona State University, is one of eight civil engineers nationwide to be named a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2020. “There is a lot of potential in how the library thinks about, collects, deals with and distributes knowledge, from an archival perspective and a student success perspective,” Sanchez said. For faculty and staff resources and support during the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the UA HR Workplace Climate page. “It has been an honor to serve in academic administrator positions for 19 years during my career, including nine years here at ASU.”. Initiatives for Organizational Change (IOI) also recognizes and publicly condemns the violent racial injustices directed at the Black community in this country and internationally. “I even got a chance to use these tools and techniques while I helped plan the College Avenue Commons building here on campus,” Gibson said. This article was written in collaboration with Alex Soto and Brave Heart Sanchez. That is clearly seen through the various positions and roles he has held in his career, the excellent preparation of his students and the significant impact he has had on industry.”, — Paul Johnson, president of the Colorado School of Mines and emeritus professor of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Aligning with the university's core value of a diverse and inclusive community, it is an institutional responsibility to recognize and acknowledge the People, culture, and history that make up the Wildcat community. Under the direction of McAllister, the statement was crafted by Soto and Sanchez, with input from Jacob Moore, associate vice president of tribal relations at ASU; Joyce Martin, associate librarian and head of the library’s social sciences division who led the Labriola Center for more than 12 years; and other key faculty and staff stakeholders. ASU Library acknowledges the … “There are only about 16 accredited construction engineering programs in the world, so I feel I have had a large impact on establishing construction engineering as a standalone and well-respected engineering discipline,” Gibson said. Many of the names on the list are famous to the civil engineering profession, and a number are great civil engineers who I have had the honor of working with during my career.”. The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-two Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. The University of Arizona sits on the original homelands of indigenous peoples who have stewarded this land since time immemorial. In the project, Gibson is working with several U.S. government agencies and contractors to develop a way to evaluate the maturity and environment of earned value management systems, also known as EVMS, which are used to manage cost and schedule performance of large megaprojects, such as environmental cleanups, manufacturing facilities, power projects, missile systems, aircraft deliveries and so forth. Why do we recognize the land? He is also an expert in organizational change, asset management, earned value management systems, alternative dispute resolution, safety and prevention through design, and risk management. Alex Soto (Tohono O’odham) and Brave Heart Sanchez (Ndeh and Yaqui), both graduate students in the University of Arizona’s Knowledge River Program, add that the statement also represents a crucial first step toward welcoming Indigenous peoples into the library, recognizing their knowledge systems and their relationships to their land, while opening the door to further opportunities for engagement. “We are very fortunate to have Edd in our midst. University Information Security and Privacy. “Ideally, we should have one on every campus.”. With acknowledgement, comes awareness — but these things take time, says Sanchez, and an abundance of care. Gibson has mentored more than 100 graduate students to completion of their degree programs and has taught more than 215 outreach courses to industry practitioners. “ASU has the potential to be the leader in the country. The goal is to create an engaged university that creates a welcoming campus climate that capitalizes on diversity. Last year, the ASU Library announced its endorsement and adoption of the Protocols for Native American Archival Materials, one in a series of moves to advocate for Native American communities through library policy, including the expansion of the Labriola Center, which now has two locations: Fletcher Library on the West campus and Hayden Library on the Tempe campus. There are spaces more decolonized than others. Today, the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh reside in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, which is two miles east of Sun Devil Stadium, and in the Gila River Indian Community, which is south of the Phoenix metro area.”, “Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today.”. “Memory in the Midst of Pandemic” and “Community Memory and Resiliency Show and Share” are recent workshops that have brought together Native American students and community members. Inclusive Excellence is defined as a strategy for transforming the University of Arizona into an institution that conceptualizes inclusiveness and excellence as one and the same, makes inclusiveness ubiquitous, assigns responsibility for inclusiveness to everyone on campus, and utilizes a broad definition of diversity and inclusiveness. Understanding our place and space in this world goes beyond knowing when the first territorial settlers arrived, but begins the process of developing a deeper, richer, collective story of our past, present and future.”, “ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the library.”.