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

Software Engineer
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Mansoor Ahsan, P.E.

Anthony Baker
Vice President of Customer Support
Airbus Helicopters North America

Bryan Baron
BS -- Mechanical Engineering 1999

Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Link Training & Simulation

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

TransSolutions, LLC

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

Kervin Campbell, PE
North Texas Region Executive & Principal

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

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

VP, Transportation-Infrastructure
RS&H, Inc.

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

Alpine Link Corporation

Khurram Jameel
MS - Industrial Engineering 2005

Managing Director and CEO
Siemens Healthineers

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

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

Software Engineer

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
The Rios Group, Inc.

Jepsy Nye

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.

Sushil Sharma
MS - Computer Science

Chief Product Officer

Ram Srinivasan
Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering 1984

Enterprise Cloud Architect

Donny Stanton
BS - Electrical Engineering 1984

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
Solaris Technology Services

Ezinne Udezue
BS - Electrical Engineering 1999

VP Product Management
Procore Technologies

Hari Vasudevan
MS - Civil Engineering 2005

Think Power Solutions

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