634 Nedderman Hall
416 Yates Street
Arlington, TX 76019-0019
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.
Peter Adejokun, P.E.
BS - Computer Science 1990; BS - Physics 1987
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Mansoor Ahsan, P.E.
Marvin Applewhite, Ph.D.
BS - Electrical Engineering 1964
Senior Vice President
BS - Mechanical Engineering 1988; MS - Mechanical Engineering 1991
Worldwide Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Management
Vice President of Customer Support
Airbus Helicopters North America
BS -- Mechanical Engineering 1999
Manager, Mechanical Engineering, Link Training & Simulation
BS - Math 1967
BS - Industrial Engineering 1982; MS - Industrial Engineering 1988
Senior Account Manager
Blue Yonder (Formerly JDA Software)
Kenneth Chandler III
BS - Industrial Engineering 1988
VP Operations and Supply Chain -- Utility Division
Brian Coltharp, P.E.
BS - Civil Engineering 1992
President and CEO
Freese and Nichols, Inc.
UTA Computer Science and Engineering Department
BS - Electrical Engineering 1961
G&G Techcon, LTD
Donald Glenn, P.E.
BS - Civil Engineering 1985; MS - Civil Engineering 1989
Bob Gnuse, P.E.
BS - Civil Engineering 1970; MS - Civil Engineering 1974
Leading the Way, LLC
BS - Mechanical Engineering
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
BS - Mechanical Engineering 1983
Alpine Link Corporation
Cork Jaeger, Jr.
President and CEO
The Fairmount Company
MS - Industrial Engineering 2005
Managing Director and CEO
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
BS - Mechanical Engineering 2007
BS - Industrial Engineering 1967
Water to Thrive/Enovate Enterprises
MS - Civil Engineering 2002; MS - Computer Engineering 2004
BS - Computer Science 1987
Director of Ecosystem Development
Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Global Head of Data Design and Curation and Head of Dallas Engineering
The Rios Group, Inc.
Director & Deputy of F-35 Engineering & Technology
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
Burgess and Niple, Inc
Director, Revolutionary, Air Vehicle, and Emerging Concepts and Technologies
Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
MS - Computer Science
Chief Product Officer
MS - Computer Science Engineering 1988; Ph.D - Computer Science Engineering 2004
Founder and Managing Partner
BS - Electrical Engineering 1984
BS - Aerospace Engineering 1972; BS - Aerospace Engineering 1979
Director of Engineering Affordability
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Executive Vice President of Technology and Innovation
Solaris Technology Services
Harris County Toll Road Authority
BS - Electrical Engineering 1999
VP Product Management
MS - Civil Engineering 2005
Think Power Solutions
David Wallace, Ph.D., P.E.
Ph.D - Aerospace Engineering 1987
Vice President, Technology and Development
MicroFab Technologies, Inc.
BS - IE 1973
Six Sigma Master Expert
COE Mission, Vision, and Goals
Serve industry, government and academia through leadership in education, innovation and entrepreneurship to improve quality of life in Texas and beyond.
Be a global leader for transformative research and education.
- 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