College of Engineering Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington 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 preeminent 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

  • Marvin Applewhite, Ph.D. (BS EE '64) - Texas Instruments
  • Peter Adejokun (BS Physics '87, BSCSE '90) - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  • Johnny M. Barrett, (BS Mathematics '67) - Raytheon Company
  • Anthony Baker - Airbus Helicopters
  • Gloria Bender, (BS IE '82, MS IE '88) - TransSolutions
  • Letia Blanco, (BSME '11) - Collins Aerospace
  • Walt Cabe - JDA Software
  • Geeth M. Chettiar - Lockheed Martin Aeronautics (retired)
  • Brian Coltharp (BSCE '92) - Freese & Nichols
  • Ronald Cross - UTA CSE Department
  • E. Glenn Gaustad, Ph.D. (BSEE '61) - Microelectronics Computing Corp.
  • Robert Gnuse - Gnuse Enterprises, LLC
  • Srinivas Gorty - Founder, Verge Ventures
  • Stephen Gould - Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (A Lockheed Martin Company)
  • Mike Greene, (BSME '69) - Energy Future Holdings Corp.
  • Jim Greer, P.E., (BS EE '84) - Oncor Electric Delivery
  • Ken C. Hall, P.E., (BSCE '86) - CH2M
  • Mike Hawkins, (BSME '83) - Alpine Link Corporation
  • John T Jaeger Jr - The Fairmount Company
  • Geralyn Kever - Self-Employed
  • Jason Losh, Ph.D. (BS'88, MS'89, Ph.D.94) - Motorola
  • Linda McCalla, Ph.D. (BS mathematics '68) - Texas Instruments (emerita)
  • Russell Mensch - CFD International, LLC
  • F. H. (Dick) Moeller, (BSIE '67) - Water to Thrive/Enovate Enterprises, LLC
  • Vijai Mohan, (MSCE '02, MS CSE '04) -
  • Lynn Mortensen - Raytheon Company (retired)
  • Eric Murrell, (BSCSE '87) - Tarana Wireless
  • Rosa Navejar - The Rios Group, Inc.
  • Steven D. Sanders, P.E., Ph.D. (MSCE ’84, MBA ’90) - Burgess & Niple
  • Joe Schneider, P.E. - Hillwood Properties
  • Eric Schrock - Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
  • Jeff Smith, Ph.D. (MSCSE '88, Ph.D. '04) - Ublip
  • Donny Stanton - Testech
  • Lawrence W. Stephens, (BSAE '72, MSAE '79) - Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
  • Michael Thacker - Bell Flight
  • Evelyn Torres - Solaris Technologies Services, LLC
  • Gary K. Trietsch, P.E., (BSCE ’70, MSCE ’74) - Harris County Toll Road Authority
  • Hari Vasudevan - Think Power Solutions
  • David Wallace, Ph.D. (Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering '87) - MicroFab Technologies, Inc.
  • Keith D. Weiss, (BSIE '73) - Raytheon

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