Dean's Advisory Board

The SDSU Engineering Dean's Advisory Board is made up of leaders from local industry, regional non-profit organizations and alumni who are committed to assuring the highest quality education for tomorrow's engineering workforce. The Advisory Board is comprised of the following three sub-committees:

Development Committee

Assists in helping the College of Engineering (CoE) identify potential donors, both individuals and corporations, to enhance learning and discovery, and to foster collaboration and innovation that will accelerate SDSU's climb into the ranks of the top public research universities.

Industry Partners Committee

Advises Engineering students in their quest for internships and job opportunities after graduation.  Assists Engineering faculty and students to establish research partnerships and collaborations with industry.

Student Success Committee

Assists in creating transformational experiences for Engineering students by strengthening the internship and mentorship programs that provide opportunities for students to connect with industry professionals.

Portrait of Roger BallRoger Ball*

Rick Engineering Company 


 Portrait of Joe BeelJoe Beel

Strategic Programs Manager
Cisco Systems


Stephen Patrick Doyle Stephen Patrick Doyle*

Sandy Point Properties, LLC


Portrait of Frank FloresFrank Flores

Vice President
Engineering Growth & Advancement
Northrop Grumman Corporation


Portrait of David  Geier

David Geier*

Senior Vice President, Electric Operations
San Diego Gas & Electric


 Portrait of Joe KianiJoe Kiani*

Founder, Chairman and CEO
Masimo Corporation


Portrait of Bill Leonhard

Bill Leonhard*



Portrait of Ziad Mansour

Ziad Mansour*

Senior Vice President of Engineering


Portrait of Joe PanettaJoe Panetta


President and CEO


Portrait of Kenneth SlaghtKenneth D. Slaght

Cyber Center of Excellence


Portrait of Irwin ZahnIrwin Zahn

Moxie Foundation



Portrait of Chris RootChris Root* 

Advanced Technologies & Innovation IPT Lead 
Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW)


 * SDSU Alumnus


Portrait of David BarachDavid Barach*

Principal Partner
Cepheus Capital Partners


Portrait of Daniel BrownDaniel Brown

Vice President 
Technology Development, Cymer, Inc.


Portrait of Jordan EvansJordan Evans*

Deputy Director for Engineering & Science Directorate 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory 


Portrait of Tom FranklinTom Franklin*

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


Portrait of Darren GreenhalghDarren Greenhalgh* 

Assistant Director, Environmental Services Department
City of San Diego


Portrait of Mark Kohlheim

Mark Kohlheim

Vice President


Portrait of Peter MacLaggan

Peter MacLaggan*

Vice President
Poseidon Water


Pedro Orso-Delgado

Pedro Orso-Delgado*

Independent Consultant



 Portrait of Michael ReedMichael Reed

President, Power & Control Systems
L-3 Communications


CAPT YokoyamaCAPT Melvin K. Yokoyama, Jr.

Commanding Officer 
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific