Houston’s leaders in industry, academia and government who make up the UH Cullen College’s Engineering Leadership Board (ELB) gathered for the annual ELB Dinner at The Houston Club on Nov. 11.
Joseph W. Tedesco, Elizabeth D. Rockwell Dean of the Cullen College, provided a brief update on the college’s recent successes, including record-breaking student enrollment, degrees awarded and retention rates.
The college is currently in its second year of implementing its 10-year strategic plan, which includes being ranked among the Top 50 engineering programs in the nation, as defined by U.S. News and World Report. The Cullen College rose from No. 73 to No. 76 in the most recent national rankings and was named one of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017.
ELB members gathered the following day for the bi-annual ELB Meeting, where Dean Tedesco and other Cullen College leaders provided in-depth updates on the milestones achieved so far on the road to becoming a top-ranked engineering school. Recent benchmarks for the college include the introduction of four online master’s programs and one online certificate program (with many more in the pipeline), energy-focused course offerings in Katy and plans for satellite campuses in Sugar Land and The Woodlands.
Established in 1999, the ELB provides valuable assistance in the development of College programs. Comparable to a company's Board of Directors, the ELB provides advice and counsel, assists in establishing program priorities and objectives, provides review and critique, serves as a liaison to the outside industrial and government communities, promotes college interests inside and outside the University of Houston, and helps define needs and assists in the development of resources.
Membership on the Engineering Leadership Board is of the highest quality and by invitation only from the Dean of the Cullen College of Engineering. Members represent a cross-section of leaders throughout the community: engineering industry, educational partners and the public service sector.
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