Engineering Dean Giddens Named ASEE President-Elect

The membership of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) has elected Don P. Giddens, dean of the College of Engineering, to serve as president-elect for 2010-2011. Giddens will formally accept the position at the 2010 Annual Conference to be held in Kentucky in June. In 2011, Giddens will assume the role of president.

In his position, Giddens plans to emphasize innovations in education in today’s rapidly changing world; stress the vital importance of diversity in engineering and engineering technology programs; work closely with the board, membership and national office to assist in engaging ASEE more closely with other critical organizations, such as the National Academy of Engineering and National Science Foundation; and serve as a spokesperson for engineering and engineering technology education nationally and internationally. ASEE has more than 12,000 members in the United States.

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