Advisory Boards

Advisory Boards Offer Industry Guidance

SCE’s advisory boards bring together a diverse mix of industry leaders, community professionals and alumni who offer advice and help assess and analyze the school’s academic programs. Board members work with the dean, faculty and staff to ensure SCE coursework is industrially relevant, rigorous, innovative and adaptive to workplace needs.

Advisory board members offer connections that allow SCE to rapidly respond to technology changes and improve the curricula. Equally important, board members elevate the school’s status by cultivating a strong network of individual and corporate partnerships to drive SCE’s long-term success.

Executive Council

School of Computing and Engineering Executive Council

The Executive Council includes professionals, industry leaders and alumni who lend expertise and perspective in their fields.

Bob Barton
Senior Director
MRI Global

Steve Dunn
Chairman of the Board
JE Dunn Construction

Steve Edwards
Executive Vice President
Black and Veatch

Jim Hogan
Vice President, Transmission and Distribution
Burns and McDonnell

Chris Isaacson
EVP, Global CIO
Bats Global Markets

Ed Link
Vice President, Information Technology
Garmin

Kyle Mallot
Chief Operating Officer, Financial Services
DST Systems, Inc.

Paul Nagy
Site Leader
Bayer CropScience

Mike Nill
Chief Operating Officer
Cerner

Robin Stubenhofer
Vice President, Engineering
NNSA Nat’l Security Campus

CME Advisory Board

Civil and Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board

The Civil and Mechanical Engineering Advisory Board includes professionals, industry leaders and alumni who lend expertise and perspective in their fields.

Linus Drouhard, P.E.
Director of Operations, Engineering Services
Kiewit Engineering & Design Co.

Mike W. Shelton, P.E.
Assoc. Vice President, Architecture
HNTB Architects Engineers Planners

Erich Schmitz, Vice Chair
Senior Project Manager
Wilson & Company, Inc. Engineers & Architects

Larry Drbal, Ph.D., P.E.
Retired
Black & Veatch (retired)

Jerry Bauer, P.E.
Associate Environmental Engineer
Burns & McDonnell

Jerry Bauers, Rockhurst Representative
Vice President
NV5

Jim Breed, P.E., Rockhurst Representative
Director, Engineering and Computer Science Program
Rockhurst University

Mary Lappin, P.E., Chair

Mark McClernon, Ph.D., P.E., Ex Officio
Department Chair
UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Ronald L. O’Kane, P.E.
Partner
Leigh & O’Kane, Structural Engineers

Selena Albert, Recorder
Administrative Assistant
UMKC SCE Civil & Mech. Engr. Dept.

CSEE Advisory Board

Computer Science Electrical Engineering Advisory Board

The Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Advisory Board includes professionals, industry leaders and alumni working at Fortune 500 companies and small firms.

Computer Science Advisory Board

 

David Roller
VP, Chief Information Officer
Commerce Bank


Brian Faros
VP, Chief Information Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Zdenka Guadarrama, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Department Chair
Rockhurst University

Jay Indurkar
Senior Project Manager
Sprint

Pradeep Natarajan
Manager, Informix Engineering, Tech Support
IBM

K.K. Kailasam
Vice President and Distinguished Engineer
Cerner Corp.

Praveen Rao, Ph.D., Chair
Associate Professor
UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Barton Stanley

Andrew Blairs

Wesley Stueve

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board


Walt Rolston
Vice President, Aviation Product Engineering
Garmin International

Soundrapandian Sankar
Engineer
Black & Veatch

Richard D. Swanson

Chris Ruckman, P.E.
Lead Electrical Engineer, Electrical & Controls Department Manager
Burns & McDonnell

Cory Beard, Ph.D., Chair, ECE Advisory Board
Associate Professor
UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Jim Breed
Director, Engineering and Computer Science Program
Rockhurst University

Edward Downey
President
Capital Electric Construction Co., Inc.

Katie Gunn Foster
Kiewit

Casey Hicks
Power Delivery Regional General Manager
Black & Veatch

Jim Lammers
President
Trinity Animation

Matt Mohler
Electrical Engineer II
Honeywell FM&T

Ariel Muthyala
Electrical Engineer
Honeywell FM&T

Greg Nohalty
Dir. RF Engineering
Sprint

Jeremy Paben
VP of Engineering
EyeVerify

Gary Short, P.E.
President
Sys-tek Companies

Bill Sparks
Sr. Electrical Engineer
Honeywell

Cindi Talbert-Tapp
Director of Lide Engagement
Oxford Grand at Shoal Creek

Bill Thomas
Lead Electrical

Ian Wolstenholme
Electrical Engineer, Substation Group
Burns & McDonnell

Kristen Yardley
Systems Engineer, Project Manager
Engenious Design

”Information

Mohammad Kuhail, Ph.D., Chair
Assistant Teaching Professor
UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Ken Halford
Team Lead, Quality Assurance
PeopleAdmin

Salil Talauliker
CTO/Founder
CreativeCapsule

Andrew James Goodenow
Associate CIO, Information Access
UMKC

Gerald Rogers
Senior Software Engineer
Intel

Mihwa Cha
Managing Partner and Co-Founder
Crossinnovations

Nathan Brown

Angelia Ewing
Sr. Director Financial Systems
Cerner Corp.

Joel Sherwood
IT Architect
Hallmark Cards Inc.

Andy Frank
Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank