College of Engineering Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

The College of Engineering Board of Advisors is a diverse group of volunteer leaders from business, academia, government agencies, and the community who advise and assist the College in creating and sustaining a pre-eminent institution of engineering education, research, and service. Board members are keenly interested in promoting cutting-edge research programs and in addressing engineering education issues – from preparing high school students to succeed in college to graduating outstanding engineers who will lead Texas in the high-technology economy.

Members provide counsel to the Dean of the College, the faculty, and staff on strategy, important issues affecting the future of the college, programs, and external affairs. They engage in and assist with fund raising efforts to ensure excellence in programs and operations.


Engaging the Community

Board members help the College develop contacts in the business and industrial community, within the state, nationally and internationally to support research, education and outreach efforts. Board members also assist the College in identifying and securing major gift opportunities by providing introductions to individuals that could be instrumental in advancing the College.

Being a Resource

Board members serve as a resource for expert consultation and perspective in support of the College vision by engaging in dialog with the Dean and the College leadership so that the College can intelligently plan long term strategies. Board members provide advice and act as a sounding board on a range of topics including College priorities, strategies, educational programs, research themes, partnerships, outreach, and curricula innovation (but not detailed curricula issues that would be discussed in the departmental advisory boards). Board members provide resources directly to the College at whatever level seems appropriate to them, while aiming for 100% participation by Board members.

Advocating for the College of Engineering

Board members advocate on behalf of the priorities of the College as established by the Dean. Board members will become better informed about the intricacies of the College, how it operates within the University and its programs in order to become better advocates for the Dean and the College with the University administration, the Texas Legislature and other entities with which the College wishes to form relations.

Board Members

Peter Adejokun '87, '90
Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Mansoor Ahsan
Marvin Applewhite, Ph.D. (BS '64)
Sr. Vice President
Texas Instruments (Ret.)
Paul Arrendell '88, '91
Worldwide Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Management
Jabil Healthcare
Anthony Baker
Vice President of Customer Support
Airbus Helicopters North America
Bryan Baron
Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Link Training and Simulation
Johnny M. Barrett '67
Engineering Manager
Raytheon Company (Ret.)
Gloria Bender '82, '88
TransSolutions LLC
Walt Cabe
Sr. Account Manager
Blue Yonder
Bill Carroll
Professor, Computer Science and Engineering Department
UTA (Emeritus Board Member)
Ken Chandler '88
Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain
Sabre Industries
Brian Coltharp '92
President and CEO
Freese & Nichols, Inc.
Ronald Cross
Sr. Lecturer
UTA Computer Science and Engineering Department
Don Glenn '85, '89
Vice President, Transportation and Infrastructure
RS&H, Inc.
Robert Gnuse '70, '74
Leading the Way, LLC
Srinivas Gorty
Mike Greene '69
Vice Chairman
Energy Future Holdings Corp. (Ret.)
Jim Greer, P.E. '84
Executive Vice President and COO
Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC
Ken C. Hall, P.E., '86
Water Market Leader, TX/OK
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Mike Hawkins '83
Alpine Link Corporation
Cork Jaeger Jr
President and CEO
The Fairmount Company
Khurram Jameel '05
Managing Director and CEO
Siemens Healthineers
Geralyn Kever
Jason Losh, Ph.D. '88, '89, '94
Professor in Practice
UTA Computer Science and Engineering Department
Linda McCalla, Ph.D. (BS '68)
Director, Software Core Competency
Texas Instruments (Ret.; Emerita Board Member)
Rusty Mensch '07
CFD International
Dick Moeller '67
Water to Thrive/Enovate Enterprises
Vijai Mohan '02, '04
Software Engineer
Eric Murrell '87
Director of Ecosystem Development
Open Networking Foundation
Rosa Navejar
The Rios Group, Inc.
Jepsy Nye '02
Director of F-35 Engineering and Technology
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Adrian Roji '90
Sr. Vice President and General Manager
Galatea Surgical, Inc.
Steven D. Sanders, P.E., Ph.D. (MSCE '84, MBA '90)
Executive Vice President
Burgess & Niple
Sushil Sharma '01
Chief Product Officer
Jeff Smith, Ph.D. (MSCSE '88, Ph.D. '04)
Founder and Managing Partner
Quantum IOT
Donny Stanton '84
Lawrence W. Stephens '72, '79
Technical Director, Advanced Programs and Special Programs
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Michael Thacker
Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation,
Bell Flight
Evelyn Torres
Solaris Technology Services
Gary K. Trietsch, P.E., '69, '74
Executive Director
Harris County Toll Road Authority (Ret.)
Ezinne Udezue '99
Vice President, Product Management
Procore Technologies
Hari Vasudevan '05
Think Power Solutions
David Wallace, Ph.D. '87
Vice President
Technology and Development, MicroFab Technologies, Inc.
Keith D. Weiss '73
Six Sigma Master Expert
Raytheon Corporation (Ret.)

COE Mission, Vision, and Goals

COE Mission

Serve industry, government and academia through leadership in education, innovation and entrepreneurship to improve quality of life in Texas and beyond.

COE Vision

Be a global leader for transformative research and education.

COE Goals

  • Build an effective alumni organization
  • Grow enrollment to 10,000 by 2020
  • Increase external research expenditures in line with benchmark institutions
  • Significantly enhance the college's philanthropic fundraising functions
  • Improve the student experience, especially for undergraduate students in good standing
  • Build college institutional relationships with community stakeholders
  • Develop distinctive educational programs, especially for undergraduate students