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 David BarachDavid Barach*

Principal Partner
Cepheus Capital Partners

Portrait of Daniel BrownDaniel Brown

Vice President 
Technology Development, ASML

Stephen Patrick Doyle Stephen Patrick Doyle*

Sandy Point Properties, LLC

Portrait of Jordan EvansJordan Evans*

Deputy Director for Engineering & Science Directorate 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory 

Mark FilancMark Filanc

Chief Executive Officer
J.R. Filanc Construction Company, Inc.

Tom FranklinTom Franklin*

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


Douglas FroniusDouglas L. Fronius*

Retired Aerospace Engineering Executive
Aircraft Development Consultant

David GeierDavid Geier*

Senior Vice President, Electric Operations
San Diego Gas & Electric

Georgia GriffithsGeorgia Griffiths

G2 Software Systems

James HaugheyJames R. Haughey*

Vice President 
Michael Baker International

James HickleJames R. Hickle*

Operational Excellence Director, Energy & Transportation
Caterpillar, Inc. 

Eric JohnsonEric Johnson*

Angel Investor (Seattle based)  

Joe KianiJoe Kiani*

Founder, Chairman and CEO
Masimo Corporation

Mark KohlheimMark Kohlheim

Vice President

Teresa KruckenbergTeresa M. Kruckenberg*

Director of R&T
Collins Aerospace 

Bill LeonhardBill Leonhard*


Peter MacLagganPeter MacLaggan*

Vice President
Poseidon Water

Pedro Orso DelgadoPedro Orso-Delgado*

Independent Consultant


Joe PanettaJoe Panetta

President and CEO

Kenneth D SlaghtKenneth D. Slaght

Cyber Center of Excellence   

Ward A. WilsonWard A. Wilson*

Director, San Diego Field Office
Boeing Defense, Space, and Security

Scott WinshipScott Winship*

Sector VP Advanced Programs
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Irwin ZahnIrwin Zahn

Moxie Foundation 






* SDSU Alumnus


Emeritus Members

Douglas Barnhart, Chairman and CEO
J. Reese Construction Company

Joe Beel, Strategic Programs Manager
Cisco Systems

CAPT Gisele Bonitz, Executive Officer
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Mark Cafferty, President and CEO
San Diego Regional EDC

Martha Dennis, Principal
Gordian Knot

Kevin Elliott*, ’85 (BA), Chief Financial Officer
J.R. Filanc Construction Company

Frank Flores, Vice President, Engineering Growth & Advancement
Northrop Grumman

Pete Garcia-Ovies, Principal
I.D.E.A. Partners

Darren Greenhalgh*, ’05 (MBA), ’85 (CE), Assistant Director, Environmental Services Department
San Diego Gas & Electric

Peter Heavey*, ’98 (MBA), Director, Global Supply Chain
Solar Turbines

Michael Jones*, ’77 (ME), President
ProFinance Associates & The Maritime Alliance

Price Kagey, CTO and Managing Partner
KG Science Associates

Ziad Mansour*, ’82 ’86 (EE), Senior Vice President of Engineering

Michael Reed, President, Power & Control Systems
L-3 Communications

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

CAPT Kurt Rothenhaus, Commanding Officer
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific

Rick Timm, Vice President & General Manager
Teledyne SeaBotix, Inc.

CAPT Mel Yokoyama, Jr., Commanding Officer
SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific


* SDSU Alumnus