School of Engineering Embarks on First Hong Kong Student Exchange

School of Engineering Embarks on First Hong Kong Student Exchange


ong>Schoolong> Establishes

First Executive Development Board

Assembling a broad spectrum ong>ofong> talent across many disciplines, the ong>Schoolong> ong>ofong> ong>Engineeringong> has

established a volunteer board to assist Dean Charles C. Nguyen in strategic planning and alumni outreach.

The Executive Development Board held two on-campus meetings and several conference calls

during the last academic year.

“We have recruited an exemplary group ong>ofong> alumni to help the ong>Schoolong> ong>ofong> ong>Engineeringong> at this critical

stage,” said Dean Nguyen. “By all measures, the school is experiencing a great deal ong>ofong> success. The

board will play a key role in helping us sustain that momentum.”

“The ong>Schoolong> ong>ofong> ong>Engineeringong> is poised to move to the next level,” said Board Chairman Matthew J.

Burns, B.E.E. 1980. “Dean Nguyen has recruited outstanding faculty who are winning prestigious

grants from the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Applications and enrollment

are up. We are implementing a five-year strategic plan. And, more and more alumni are supporting the

school. This is a good time to get involved,” he said.

Every board member made a charitable gift to the ong>Schoolong> ong>ofong> ong>Engineeringong> during the 2007–2008

academic year. In order to provide continuity and experience, they serve a two-year term with the option

to renew for an additional two-year term.

2008–2009 Executive

Development Board

Chair Matthew J. Burns, P.E. (B.E.E. 1980)


Burns ong>Engineeringong>, Inc.

Philadelphia, Pa.

Joseph L. Carlini (B.M.E. 1984)

Founder and CEO

McKean Defense Group, LLC

Philadelphia, Pa.

Trevor A. D’Souza (B.S.E. 1987)

Managing Director/Partner

Mason Wells Venture Capital

Milwaukee, Wis.

John R. Heisse, Esq. (B.C.E. 1976)

Partner and Chair, Construction and

Government Contracts

Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP

San Francisco, Calif.

Thomas E. Laux (B.S.E. ’76, M.M.E. 1979)

Program Executive Officer

Air ASW, Assault and Special Mission Programs

U.S. Naval Air Systems Command

Patuxent River, Md.

Brien F. Morgan (B.E.E. 1987)

Managing Partner

Detente Group

McLean, Va.

Mark A. Peacock (B.Chem.E. 1983)


Archstone Consulting

Chicago, Ill.

Vincent N. Sica (B.M.E. 1983)

Vice President, Special Programs

Lockheed Martin

Fairfax, Va.

Barbara C. Wagner (B.S.Arch. 1980)

Senior Vice President

Clark Construction Group – California, LP

Costa Mesa, Calif.

For more information, contact:

Seated (from left): Thomas Laux, Brien Morgan, Dean Nguyen, Matthew Burns. Standing (from right): John Heisse, Barbara

Wagner, Vincent Sica.

Mark Roberts

Director ong>ofong> Development

ong>Schoolong> ong>ofong> ong>Engineeringong>

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