The Advisory Board consists of individuals of stature from business, industry, government and academia who provide guidance and assistance for the benefit of the Department. Several board members are graduates of KU-ME who are committed to the well-being of the Department, while others serve because of a strong interest in the continued success of the Department and our students. The Board convenes twice each year to review our programs and initiatives, and to make recommendations that help the Department maintain the quality and relevance of our education and research activities.
- Provide an organized, consistent means for interaction between the Department and the professional, industrial, and business communities.
- Offer advice on issues important to the Department.
- Support and promote the Department through personal, corporate and other means.
- Cultivate excellence in KU ME graduates at all levels, and provide employment for our graduates when feasible.
Paul Wallen, Chairman of the Advisory Board
Executive Director, Transmission and Substation Construction
Vice President, Engineering Services
JE Dunn Construction
Senior Market Analyst
Kiewit Power Group
Vice President - Talent Management & HR Relationship Management
Sprint Nextel Corporation
LaRoux K. Gillespie
Past President, Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Head, Navigation and Applied Sciences
SSC San Diego
Founder and President
Director, Vapor Control Aftermarket
John Zink Company LLC
Kwang Sun Kim
Professor/Director of the Semiconductor & Display Equipment Research Center
Korea University of Technology and Education
Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Burns & McDonnell
Director of Research & Development
Wireco World Group
Energizer Corporation (ret.)
Wire Rope (ret.)
Group DX5, Los Alamos National Laboratory
G. Scott Stallard
Vice President, Power Generation Services
Director, Smart Analytics
Black & Veatch
General Manager, Founder
Black, Sivalls, Bryson – NRG Source – Halliburton (ret.)
Former Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs
Zan Prevost Smith Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
North Carolina State University