Dean’s Advisory Board

This board meets every spring and fall to provide strategic direction and guidance to the college.

Board Members

Click on a name for biographical information and photo.

  • Chair:  Beverly Seay, Trustee, UCF Board of Trustees
  • Siva Banda, Chief Scientist, Air Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Sharon Bauer, Manager, Transmission Substation Engineering, Duke Energy
  • David Bettner, ’03, Entrepreneur and Co-Creator, Words With Friends
  • Jane BishopVice President, E-2/C-2 Integrated Product, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Kamran Cheema, Vice President of Engineering, EPCOS, Inc., A TDK Group Company
  • Christos Christodoulou, Director, COSMIAC, University of New Mexico
  • Nancy Clutts, Partner, The Corbin Group
  • Kevin Cochie, Vice President, Washington Operations & Special Programs
  • Tim Cowan, Group Technical Director, EA Tiburon
  • Jeffery CoxChief Executive Officer, Quality Manufacturing Services, Inc.
  • Carol Craig, CEO, Craig Technologies
  • Brian Crutcher, Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Texas Instruments
  • Carl D’Alessandro, Vice President and General Manager, Civil Business Unit, Harris Corporation
  • Chuck Drake, Vice President, Tetra-Tech
  • Pil Dumas, President, Unikey Technologies
  • Jason Dunn, Co-Founder and CTO at Made In Space, Inc.
  • George Gilhooley, East Florida Office Leader, HNTB Corporation
  • Paul Grimes, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Leidos
  • Rick GlynnDirector of Operations, Warfighter Support Services, Raytheon Company
  • Goodardzi Sasan, General Manager and Vice President, Small Business Division, Intuit
  • Sam Hanna, President, Quality Manufacturing Services, Inc.
  • Chuck Hardison, Manager, Production and Ground Systems, Boeing Commercial Crew Program
  • Mark Heck, Director, Cyber Programs, Raytheon Company
  • Alexander Hoffs, President, PSM Ansaldo Energia Group
  • Chester Kennedy, Vice President, Mission, Systems, and Training, Lockheed Martin
  • Bob Klimer, ‎Vice President, Engineering and Technology Lockheed Martin TLS Orlando – ‎Lockheed Martin
  • Bruce MartinezRegional Director – Southeast Distribution, FPL Company
  • Gregg Melanson, ’96, Senior Vice President, Strategy & Development, Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLC
  • Craig Miller, ’89, Vice President, Systems Engineering, Harris Corporation
  • William Miller, Senior VP & CIO, NetApp
  • Massoud Moradi, ’12, Tolls National Director, Business Development, Atkins North America
  • Randy Morgan, Executive Vice President for Operations, Parsons Government Services
  • Leila Nodarse, ’82, Senior Client Manager, Terracon
  • Ankush OberaiSenior Director for Research Development, Synopsys Inc.
  • Ben Patz, ’85, Entrepreneur
  • Vinod Philip, ’00, Head of Global Engineering, Siemens Energy
  • Paulo PiresManaging Director, Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA
  • Jeffrey Pridmore, Director of Corporate Research, UCF College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Zach Quandt, ’84, Director, General Physics Corporation
  • Arun Ramaswamy, Head of Global Engineering, Nielsen
  • Dan Rini, ’95, ’97, ’00, President, RINI Technologies, Inc.
  • Oscar Rodriguez, ’86, Director of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurism, UCF College of Engineering & Computer Science
  • Mike Sarpu, Vice President, Operations, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training
  • Dan SchiappaSVP and General Manager of Enduser Security, Sophos
  • Pat Simpkins, Director, Ground Processing, NASA Kennedy Space Center
  • Tim Smith, Vice President, ’88, Wharton-Smith, Inc.
  • Eric Singleton, ’86, Co-founder, Altairstar LLC
  • Jeff Snyder, Vice President of Cyber, Raytheon
  • Jennifer Szaro, ’06, Manager, Renewables, Orlando Utilities Commission
  • Amar ThiraviamVice President of Projects, Teledyne Oil & Gas

News Updates

Summaries of news items to inform board members between meetings. Not password-protected.

Dec. 23, 2015

April 1, 2015

Minutes & Other Resources

Click to access the Members-Only area to see past meeting minutes, Powerpoint presentations and other resources.

Email Robin.Knight@ucf.edu for the password to this page, or to learn more about the Dean’s Advisory Board.