Salt Lake City – Lisa Barrager was appointed to the State Building Board in April 2017. Ms. Barrager is the Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects and the Coordinator of Women Student Initiatives for the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering & Technology at Brigham Young University, where she works to better the environment and increase opportunities for women students interested in pursuing degrees in technology and engineering. Her team’s efforts have yielded a 40% increase in women student enrollment and a 50% decrease in attrition rates for women students in these majors at BYU. In her capacity as Assistant to the Dean, Barrager has worked as the liaison representing the college leadership and faculty during the programming, design and construction of a new 200,000 sf engineering complex on the BYU campus. Anticipated project completion is summer of 2018.
Ms. Barrager is a BYU graduate with Bachelor and Master Degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Marriott School of Management. Her professional experience includes work in program management, strategy, marketing and business development for both large corporations and small engineering firms. Ms. Barrager spent 14 years in the industry before returning full-time to BYU. She currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the WE@BYU – Women in Engineering Program, the co-advisor to BYU’s Society of Women Engineers student chapter and is a member of the advisory board for the Women Technology Council.