Distinguished Alumni


Steven J. Austin Sr., BSCS ‘01

Associate Director, Raytheon Technologies

Indrajeet Chaubey, MSBAE ‘94

Dean, University of Connecticut College of Agriculture, Health, and Natural Resources

Jeff Fackler, MSOM ‘13


C. Denese Bracy Jackson, BSChE ‘90


Karen Jewell, BSIE ‘00

Engineering & Technology, J. B. Hunt Transport, Inc.

Mike Linstrom, BSCmpE ‘85

Vice President, CGI Consulting

Herbert J. (Bert) Parker, BSCE ‘77, MSCE ‘78


E. Lamar Pettus, BSME ‘68


Rajesh Calicut Subramaniam, MSEE ‘01

Founder and CEO, embedUR


Jeff Amerine, MSOM ‘09

Founder, Managing Director, Startup Junkie Consulting

Kevin Henry, BSBAE ‘99

Executive Director, Demand Planning Lead, MAC Cosmetics

Brad M. Jackson, BSCS ‘83

Chief Executive Officer, Cordin8 llc

Michael W. Mourot, BSChE ‘76, MSChE ‘77

Senior Vice President, Sinclair Group

Thomas H. Newton, Jr., BSME ‘82, MSME ‘84

Deputy Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Neutron Research

Gaven Smith, BSCmpE ‘00

Senior Vice President of Engineering & Technology, J.B. Hunt

Chuck Tilmon, BSIE ‘94, MSIE ‘96

Vice President of Quality Control, Walmart

Melissa Summerlin Tooley, P.E., MSCE ‘94, PhD Civil Engineering ‘97

Director of External Initiatives, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Leon Wittmer, BSEE ‘75, MSEE ‘76

IT Director, Restorative Therapies Group (retired), Medtronic Inc.



Christopher Baltz, BSIE ’88

Partner & CEO (retired), Transportation Insight, LLC

Matt Bodishbaugh, BSCE ’89

Vice President, CDI Contractors, Northwest Arkansas Division

Mark Christie, BSAgE ’85, BSME ’88, MSBAgE ’00, Ph.D. ’18

Director of Process Development, Simmons Foods, Pet Food Division

Alan England, BSEE ’85, MSEE ’86, Ph.D. ’89

Director of Strategic Programs, L3Harris

Eugene Jenkins, BSEE ’86

Pastor, Redeemed Missionary Baptist Church

Marji McNeill, BSChE ’91

Vice President & Director, Compliance & Ethics, Flint Hills Resources

Jason Moore, BSCSE ’01

Sr. System Engineer, Raytheon Technologies

Jerry Newton, BSME ’95

Chief Operating Officer, Ecofibre Limited

William Roy, MSOM ’96

Vice President (retired), Federal Express Corporation


Gregory Blair, BSCmpE ’01

Chief Information Officer, OneDigital

Keith Bradshaw, BSME ’87

Manufacturing Manager West Region- US Operations, West Fraser Timber

Jerrel M. Fielder, BSCSE ’88

Vice President Product Management, Digital Transformation, SAP Americas

Dan R. Goodrich, Brig Gen (ret) USAF, MS ’83

Owner/Consultant, D R Goodrich Solutions

Brock Hoskins, BSCE ’89

President and CEO, Garver, LLC

W. Kent McAllister, BSChE ’87

President - Capital Projects, Upstream and Midstream, Wood Group Mustang, Inc.

Richard T. Penn, BSAgE ’82, MSE ’92

City Engineer, City of Sherwood

Malik Sadiq, BSEE ’88, MSIE ’91, Ph.D. ’93

President, International Growth and Business Optimization, Tyson Foods, Inc.

Gopi Manogna Reddy Sirineni, MSEE ’96

Vice President, Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.


Scott E. Bennett, BSCE 1989, MSCE 1994

Director, Arkansas Department of Transportation 

Michael W. Blinzler, MSOM 2010

Chief Information Officer, Leggett & Platt

Steven D. Danforth, BSAGE 1980

Principal and President, Agri Process Innovations

Michael Elmore, BSCS 1986

Bentonville, AR

Bob Etien, BSIE 1966

World-Wide Manager, Total Cycle Time Motors Business General Electric Co. (Retired)

Deva Antoinete Hupaylo, BSChE 1980

Financial Manager, Merrill Lynch

Cristine Wolf, BSME 1983

Senior Project Leader, Launch Directorate, National Systems Group The Aerospace Corporation

Thomas J. Wright, BSEE 1968, MSEE 1970

Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Entergy Corporation (Retired)


Robert W. Arvin, MSOM 2012

Divisional Vice President - Supply Chain, Walmart

Gregory L. Baltz, BSAGE 1980

Owner/Operator, Running Lake Farms

Roger Cordes, PhD, P.E., BSME 1991


Eugene C. Davis, BSCHE 1980

RFAB-CMP Engineering/Distinguished Member Technical Staff, Texas Instruments

John Marshall, BSEE 1976

President, Coastal Partners

Jeremy Stobaugh, BSCSE 2000, MBA 2010

Senior Vice President of Technology and People, Rausch Coleman Homes

Rita Gail Willcoxon, BSIE 1982

Global Engineering Leader for Intelligent Control Systems (retired), General Electric

Daniel H. Williams, P.E., BSCE 1981

President and Chief Executive Officer, Garver


L. Patrick Bourne, BSEE 1968

Director of Transmission Policy, Southwest Power Pool

Robert Harrison, BSME 1974

Vice President and Principal Engineer, ECCI

Pam McGinnis, BSIE 1990

President, Global Marketing, Phillips 66

Lynn Moore, BSCE 1994, MSCSE 1996

Chief Executive Officer, Motio, Inc.

Michael Shook, P.E., BSAGE 1982

Principal, Agri Process Innovations

Michael Wood, BSCHE 1984

Chief Engineer, Space Launch System Program, Boeing

L. Carl Yates, P.E., BSCE 1958

Chief Executive Officer, McGoodwin, Williams and Yates


Sharon Dale Booth-McGee, BSCHE 1987, MSCHE 1988

Independent Board Director, Tetra Technologies Corporation

David Humphrey, BSIE 1982, MSIE 1983

Vice President of Investor Relations, ArcBest Corp.

Michael D. Jones, BSAGE 1967, MSAGE 1968

Principal, PQR Inc. (retired)

Jerry W. Martin, BSCE 1967, MSCE 1968

Chair, Engineering Services Inc. (retired)

Jack Murders, BSME 1986

Vice President of Arkansas Facilities, Marshalltown Co.

Joseph Michael Roblee, BSCSE 1990

Chief Information Officer, U.S. HealthRecord Inc.

Jon Michael Russ, BSEE 1973

Director of Power Delivery, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation


Sam K. Alley, BSCE 1979

Chairman and CEO, VCC

Melinda Pettet Faubel, BSIE, 1980

Director of External Affairs, AT&T Arkansas

Jeffrey D. Madden, BSAE, 1988

Director of Engineering and Construction Services, Riceland Foods, Inc.

George Eugene “Gene” Mann, BSME 1963, BSCE 1965

Directorate of Public Works (retired), Red River Army Depot

Adam Monroe, BSChE 1988

President for North America, Novozymes

Rebecca T. Wilson, BSCE 1992

Service Delivery Manager, Microsoft Corporation


Tracy Black, BSCS 1988

Senior Vice President of Information Technology, J.B. Hunt Transportation Services, Inc.

Jean Leger, Jr., BSChE 1982, MSChE 1983

Vice President of Utility Operations, OG&E Electric Services

Micky Mayfield, BSEE 1964, MS 1965

Vice President, Sales, Siemens Communications/Nokia Siemens Networks/Coriant

Dana Sedgass, BSIE 1981, MSIE 1982

Partner (retired), Accenture


Bill Brown, BSEE 1969

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas

Kent Burnett, BSIE 1968

Senior Vice President, Dillard’s, Inc.

Dennis Gardisser, BSAE 1979, MSAE 1981, Ph.D. 1992

President, WRK of Arkansas

Jeff Koenig, BSEE 1974

President and CEO (retired), Upchurch Electrical Supply

C. Larry Weir, BSCE 1967, MSCE 1971

Senior Consultant, Hawkins-Weir Engineers, Inc.

Chris Weiser, BSME 1973

Owner and President, JV Manufacturing


Sherman Black, BSEE 1987

President and CEO, Rimage Corporation

Kim Clower, BS 1983, MSCS 1987

Vice President of Business Operations, Security and Infrastructure, Hewlett-Packard

Steve Cousins, BSChE 1978

Vice President of Governmental Affairs, Lion Oil

Rex Eads, BSCS, 1987Rex

President and CEO, Next Level Consulting

Mac Hogan, BSME 1965

Owner and Chairman, Poloplaz, Inc. and Air Tech Coatings, Inc.

Carl Imhoff, BSIE 1978

Manager, Electric Infrastructure Market Sector, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Jim McClelland, BSCE 1967Jim

Chairman of the Board and CEO, McClelland Engineers, Inc.

Jerry Rogers, BSCE, 1963; MSCE 1964Jerry

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston

Bruce Westerman, BSBE, 1990

Mid-South Engineering


Kevin W. Brown, BSChE ‘81

Senior Vice President, Refining, LyondellBassell

James M. Davis, BSEE ‘79

Co-Founder and Vice President of Operations (Retired), Celcore, Inc.

Jack A. Giles, BSME ‘65

President (Retired), Advanced Technology Group, COBHAM Sensor Systems

William A. Harrison, BSIE ‘66

President, Trane Arkansas

Richard M. Rorex, BSAGE ’79; MSAGE ‘81

Vice President – Rice Milling and Engineering, Riceland Foods, Inc.

Jeffery C. Sanders, BSEE ‘69

CEO, Eclipse Electronic Systems

Garry Young, BSME ’74; MSME ‘75

Director of Nuclear Business Development, Entergy Nuclear


G. Lowrance Hodge, BSIE’61; MS’64

Retired, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Operations and Engineering, Mary Kay, Inc.

L. Lee Johns Lane, BS Chemistry’62; MS’74; PhD’76

Retired, Vice President, Autek Systems Corporation

Kelly C. Overman, BSEE’69; MS’75

Retired, Vice President and General Manager, Systems Development and Technology Division, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems


Samuel D. Cummings, Jr., BSME’71

President, Pettit & Pettit Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Michael D. Burns, BSChE’64; MSChE’66; PhDChE’69

Retired, Director of Contract Manufacturing and Technology, Genentech, Inc.

James J. Hawkins, BSIE’65

President, Hawkins & Associates, Inc.

Charles R. Zimmerman , P.E , BSCE’85

Vice President of International Design and Construction/Captain of Corporate Sustainable Buildings Network, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.


John D. Selig, BSIE ‘58

Retired, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser

Sam L. Chaffin, BSChE ’59; MSIE ‘60

Retired, Vice President, Cisco-Eagle, Inc.

Karl D. Schubert, BSChE ‘75 ; MSChE ‘76 ; PhD ‘ 83

Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Research and Development, Lifetouch, Inc.

Neil B. Ingels, BSEE `59; MSEE ‘63; PhD’67

Head, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Physiology and Biophysics Research Institute, Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Troy Alley, BSEE ’69; MBA’76

Executive Vice President, Con-Real, LP.


Bob H. Crafton, BSCE ‘57

President and Chairman of Board (retired), Crafton, Tull, and Associates

Alan D. Fortenberry, BSAGE ’72, MSENE, ‘77

Chief Executive Officer, Beaver Water District

James M. "Jim" Hefley, BSIE '76

Executive Vice-President (retired), Gemini Consulting Company

J.R. Jones, BSME ‘82

Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rheem Manufacturing Company

Jack L. King, BSEE ’62; MSEE ‘63

Chief Operating Officer, Arkansas Power and Light

Gregory D. Reed, BSME ’71; MSEE ’73; PHD ‘76

Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department University of Tennessee

Louis C. Sheppard, BSCHE’ 57

Associate Vice President for Bioengineering and Biotechnology (retired), University of Texas Medical Branch

M. Palmer Terrell, BSIE ’57; MSIE ‘60

Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering and Management, Oklahoma State University


Bami Bastani, BSEE ‘76

President and Chief Executive Officer, ANADIGICS, Inc.

Robert A. Davidson, BSIE ’70; MBA ‘72

President and Chief Operating Officer, Arkansas Best Corporation

Kenneth W. “Bill” Keltner, BSIE ‘59

General Manager Arkansas (retired), Southwestern Bell Telephone Company

James E. Stice, BSChE ‘49

Professor, University of Texas, at Austin, retired

David O. Watts, MSME ‘61

President, retired D. O. Watts Company

Charles E. Yates, BSCE ‘60

Vice President, International Operations Division, retired, AT&T

J. Randy Young, BSAGE ’71; MSENE ‘75

Executive Director, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission


Wesley F. Buchele, MSAGE ‘51

Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Engineering, Iowa State University

Fredric H. Clark, BSEE ‘67

President and Co-Owner, CAS, Inc.

Dan Flowers, BSCE ‘69

Director, Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department

David D. Foust, BSIE ‘64

President and CEO (retired), Seneca Wire and Manufacturing Company

Grady E. Harvell, BSCE ‘72

President, AFCO Steel

Ron Morris, BSIE ‘58

CEO, Lyons Manufacturing, Inc.

Stanley E. Reed, BSAGE ‘73

Owner and Operator, Reed Farms