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.

Purpose

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, P.E.
BS - Computer Science 1990; BS - Physics 1987

Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Mansoor Ahsan, P.E.
CEO
Bridgefarmer

Marvin Applewhite, Ph.D.
BS - Electrical Engineering 1964

Senior Vice President
Texas Instruments

Paul Arrendell
BS - Mechanical Engineering 1988; MS - Mechanical Engineering 1991

Worldwide Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Management
Jabil Healthcare

Anthony Baker
Vice President of Customer Support
Airbus Helicopters North America

Bryan Baron
BS -- Mechanical Engineering 1999

Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Link Training & Simulation
L3Harris

Johnny Barrett
BS - Math 1967

Engineering Manager
Raytheon Co.

Gloria Bender
BS - Industrial Engineering 1982; MS - Industrial Engineering 1988

Owner
TransSolutions, LLC

Walter Cabe
Senior Account Manager
Blue Yonder (Formerly JDA Software)

Kenneth Chandler III
BS - Industrial Engineering 1988

VP Operations and Supply Chain -- Utility Division
Sabre Industries

Brian Coltharp, P.E.
BS - Civil Engineering 1992

President and CEO
Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Ron Cross
Senior Lecturer
UTA Computer Science and Engineering Department

Glenn Gaustad
BS - Electrical Engineering 1961

Manager
G&G Techcon, LTD

Donald Glenn, P.E.
BS - Civil Engineering 1985; MS - Civil Engineering 1989

VP, Transportation-Infrastructure
RS&H, Inc.

Bob Gnuse, P.E.
BS - Civil Engineering 1970; MS - Civil Engineering 1974

Partner
Leading the Way, LLC

Srinivas Gorty
Founder
VergeVentures

Mike Greene
BS - Mechanical Engineering

Vice Chairman
Energy Future Holdings Corp

Jim Greer, P.E.
BS - Electrical Engineering 1984

Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer
Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC

Ken Hall, P.E.
BS - Civil Engineering 1986

Water Market Leader -- TX/OK
Jacobs Engineering Group

Mike Hawkins
BS - Mechanical Engineering 1983

President
Alpine Link Corporation

Cork Jaeger, Jr.
President and CEO
The Fairmount Company

Khurram Jameel
MS - Industrial Engineering 2005

Managing Director and CEO
Siemens Healthineers

Geralyn Kever
Consultant

Jason Losh, Ph.D.
BS - Electrical Engineering 1988; MS - Electrical Engineering 1989; Ph.D - Electrical Engineering 1994

Professor in Practice
UTA Electrical Engineering Department

Linda McCalla, Ph.D., P.E.
BS - Math 1968

Director, Software Core Competency
Emerita Board Member Texas Instruments

Russell Mensch
BS - Mechanical Engineering 2007

President
CFD International

Dick Moeller
BS - Industrial Engineering 1967

President
Water to Thrive/Enovate Enterprises

Vijai Mohan
MS - Civil Engineering 2002; MS - Computer Engineering 2004

Software Engineer
Pinterest

Eric Murrell
BS - Computer Science 1987

Director of Ecosystem Development
Open Networking Foundation (ONF)

Ramanathan Narayanan
Global Head of Data Design and Curation and Head of Dallas Engineering
Goldman Sachs

Rosa Navejar
President
The Rios Group, Inc.

Jepsy Nye
2002

Director & Deputy of F-35 Engineering & Technology
Lockheed Martin

Adrian Roji, BA, MS
BS - Electrical Engineering 1990

Senior Vice President and General Manager
Galatea Surgical, Inc.

Steven Sanders, Ph.D
MS - Civil Engineering 1984; MBA - 1990

Vice President
Burgess and Niple, Inc

Eric Schrock
Director, Revolutionary, Air Vehicle, and Emerging Concepts and Technologies
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works

Sushil Sharma
MS - Computer Science

Chief Product Officer
LendingTree

Jeff Smith
MS - Computer Science Engineering 1988; Ph.D - Computer Science Engineering 2004

Founder and Managing Partner
Quantum IOT

Donny Stanton
BS - Electrical Engineering 1984

President
Testech, Inc.

Larry Stephens
BS - Aerospace Engineering 1972; BS - Aerospace Engineering 1979

Director of Engineering Affordability
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

Michael Thacker
Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation
Bell Flight

Evelyn Torres
CEO
Solaris Technology Services

Gary Trietsch
Executive Director
Harris County Toll Road Authority

Ezinne Udezue
BS - Electrical Engineering 1999

VP Product Management
Procore Technologies

Hari Vasudevan
MS - Civil Engineering 2005

CEO
Think Power Solutions

David Wallace, Ph.D., P.E.
Ph.D - Aerospace Engineering 1987

Vice President, Technology and Development
MicroFab Technologies, Inc.

Keith Weiss
BS - IE 1973

Six Sigma Master Expert
Raytheon Co.

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