Dean’s DEI Advisory Council


The Council serves the Dean of Engineering by providing strategic insight, guidance and assistance in the implementation of the College of Engineering’s DEI Strategic Plan.

Council Members

Crystal E. Ashby – Chair

Director on the boards of The Executive Leadership Council, Genesys Works (National), and as secretary of the board of the Holocaust Museum Houston.

Laurie Altman

Vice President and General Manager, Automotive After-market Division, 3M’s Industrial Business Group

Michael Alvarez

Workforce Development Initiative Manager, Shell Oil Company

Portrait of Michelle AndersenMichelle Andersen

Partner, Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Portrait of Ruth Bishop

Ruth Bishop

Sector Vice President, Global Mission Excellence and Technology, Northrop Grumman Technology Services

Portrait of Marcus CollinsMarcus Collins

Senior Vice President of Social Engagement, Doner Advertising; Lecturer of Marketing, Stephen J. Ross School of Business; Co-Director, Yaffe Initiative

Portrait of James DuderstadtJames J. Duderstadt

President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan

Portrait of Kate MargoleseKate Margolese

Chief Marketing Officer, Perkins

Portrait of Ronald McNeilRonald D. McNeil

President & CEO Great Ball of Light, Inc. (GBL)

Irving Pressley McPhail

Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of the McPhail Group

Portrait of Karl Reid

Karl W. Reid

Executive Director, National Society of Black Engineers

Mike Rhodin

Independent Director

Susan Schmitt

Senior Vice President , Human Resources, Rockwell Automation

Portrait of Bevlee Watford

Bevlee Watford

ASEE President, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Engineering Education in the College of Engineering, Virginia Tech