ABET Accreditation

EAC Executive Committee

Jeffrey R. Keaton, Ph.D., P.E.
Amec Foster Wheeler

Jeffrey W. Fergus
Auburn University

Ann L. Kenimer
Past Chair
Texas A&M University

David Binning
Vice Chair-Operation
George Mason University

Amy O'Leary, Ph.D.
Public Commissioner

Diane Chong
Board Area Delegation


Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen
University of Pennsylvania

Oscar Barton, Jr.
United States Naval Academy

Bopaya Bidanda
University of Pittsburgh

Daisie Boettner
United States Army (Retired)

Lawrence M. Butkus, Ph.D., P.E.
U.S. Air Force (Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB)

Lizette Chevalier
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Lorraine Fleming
Howard University

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

Steven Schreiner
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

More information HERE.


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


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