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Advisory Board

Engineering Academic Excellence Program
in the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering
Promoting Diversity in Engineering

Advisory Board

Statement of Purpose
To provide a forum for the collection and expression of opinions and recommendations on matters of  alumni engagement and participation, fund raising, recruiting, increasing program awareness, enhancing involvement with K-12 engineering initiatives, and promoting mentoring activities with current and prospective underrepresented engineering students throughout the nation.  

Board Members

Pam Boyd, Distribution Manager
Alabama Power Company

Dan Bush, Associate Director of Development
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Kevin Chapman, GCSD &
Senior Engineering Manager
Harris Corporation

Amy Dobbs, Lead Staffing Manager
Human Resources
AT&T HR Talent Operations
AT&T Alabama

Steve Duke, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Academics
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Jeffrey Fergus, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Assessment
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Alison Frazier, Engineering Manager
City of Auburn

Jim Heilbron, Senior Vice President &
Senior Production Officer
Southern Company

Bob Karcher, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Students
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Kenneth Kelly, Business Development Manager
Southern Power Company

Mark Murphy, General Manager
AT&T Connected Communities
AT&T Georgia

Monica Parnell, Sr. Contract Manager
AT&T Southeast Region
AT&T Alabama

Eugene Robinson, GSC Information Technology
ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Cheryl Seals, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computer Science & Software
Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Dale Smithers, IP & Portfolio Manager
Specialty Plastics
Eastman Chemical Company

K-Rob Thomas, Area Transmission Maintenance Manager
Alabama Power Company

Chris Timpson, Technical Services Manager
TenCate Water & Environment

Membership Application
The advisory board meets twice annually, once in the spring and once in the fall. The advisory board member application process opens in December. The application deadline is the last day of January. Applications are reviewed prior to the spring advisory board meeting, and based on the selections new appointees are announced in July. Three members are selected each year to maintain a maximum 25-person advisory board.

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