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.

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

Ed Link
Vice President, Information Technology
Garmin

Paul Nagy
Site Leader
Bayer CropScience

Mike Nill
Chief Operating Officer
Cerner

Bob Barton
Principal Adviser for Engineering
MRI Global

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., Board Chairman
Assistant General Manager, Engineering
Kiewit Power Engineers Co.

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

Erich Schmitz
Water Resources & Environmental
Practice Leader
TranSystems Corp.

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

Jerry Bauer, P.E.
Associate
Burns & McDonnell

Jim Breed, P.E.
Transformation Manager
Kansas City Site Officer
Honeywell FM&T

Mary Lappin, P.E.

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

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

Selena Albert
Administrative Assistant, Recorder
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

Barton Stanley
Garmin International

Steve Dispensa

Erik Caylor
Director of Technology Solutions
Henderson Engineers Inc.

Wes Stueve

David Roller
VP, Chief Information Officer
Commerce Bank

K.K. Kailasam
Vice President
Cerner Corp.

Dinakar Dinakarpandian
Associate Professor
UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Appie Van de Liefvoort
Professor
UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Praveen Rao
Associate Professor
UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Judy Mullins
Retired Associate Professor
UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Xiaojun Shen
Professor
UMKC School of Computing and Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board

Walt Rolston, Aviation Engineer
Garmin International

Dr. Soundrapandian Sankar
Black & Veatch

Tom A. Crook
Siemens

Richard D. Swanson
Honeywell FM&T

Mike Schmidt
Project Engineer
South Coast Systems

Chris Ruckman, P.E.
Electrical Department Manager, Energy Group
Burns & McDonnell

Gerald Rogers
Software Architect
Intelligent Systems Group, Intel

Manish Mangal
Director, Product and Technology Development
Sprint Corp.

”Information

Ken Halford
Netchemia Inc.

Salil Talauliker
CTO
CreativeCapsule

Andrew James Goodenow
Associate CIO, Information Access
UMKC

Gerald Rogers
Software Architect
Intelligent Systems Group, Intel

Mihwa Cha
Managing Partner and Founder
Crossinnovations

Nathan Brown
Solution Architect

Angelia Ewing
Director
Cerner Corp.

Joel Sherwood
Hallmark Cards Inc.