EAC Executive Committee
Jeffrey R. Keaton, Ph.D., P.E.
Amec Foster Wheeler
Jeffrey W. Fergus
Ann L. Kenimer
Texas A&M University
George Mason University
Amy O'Leary, Ph.D.
Board Area Delegation
Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen
University of Pennsylvania
Oscar Barton, Jr.
United States Naval Academy
University of Pittsburgh
United States Army (Retired)
Lawrence M. Butkus, Ph.D., P.E.
U.S. Air Force (Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
Michael C. Hirschi, P.E.
University of Illinois at Urbana – Campaign
Paul C. Jackson
Marine Design Dynamics, INC
Randy S. Lewis
Brigham Young University
James R. Plasker
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
The College of New Jersey
Mark J. Sebern
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Donald C. Slack
University of Arizona
Christa M. Weisbrook, P.E.
University of Missouri
Valana L. Wells
Arizona State University
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A restructuring of the ABET governance process was ratified in July of 2015.
The new governance structure is intended to enhance ABET decisionmaking and member engagement by:
- Enabling a greater strategic focus by the Board of Directors;
- Placing decision-making responsibility on specific accreditation policies and practices more directly in the hands of the societies and individuals best informed about these issues;
- Better defining the knowledge, ability and experience requirements for those holding different ABET leadership positions; and
- Making ABET decision-making more nimble, particularly in reference to external relationships and shifts in the strategic environment.
The new Board of Directors will meet up to four times per year, and focus its work on:
- environmental scanning,
- strategic planning,
- setting organizational performance measures,
- final approval of the admission of new member societies,
- financial performance and control,
- oversight of the ABET executive office,
- managing the growing number of ABET relationships with external organizations and constituents scattered around the world.
The Board of Delegates will assume several roles previously assigned to the Board of Directors, including final action on proposals for changes in:
- general accreditation criteria;
- accreditation policies and procedures;
- organization and operation of the accreditation commissions.
The Board of Delegates will also be responsible for:
- selection of ABET Officers as well as the public and at-large directors;
- recommendation on the admission of new member societies;
- standing committees on Nominations and ABET Awards;
- providing members for standing Board of Directors committees on Audit, Finance, and Governance.
Some relevant links are listed below.
Last Updated: November 4, 2019