Partners for Engineering Progress

The Industrial Advisory Board is composed of a group of successful engineering executives, many of whom are UMass Lowell alumni. Its primary purpose is to provide feedback and direction to the dean and the faculty in the college. Annual strategic plans and priorities are reviewed on a regular basis as are opportunities and challenges facing the college. The members of the Advisory Board also take an active role in curriculum review and other student and professional activities within the college.

Francis College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Board

  • Cindy Conde '87, '90, Board Co-Chair
  • Mark Saab '81, '13(H), Board Co-Chair
  • Joseph Albanese '84, Commodore Builders
  • Larry Acquarulo ’81, Foster Corporation
  • Lisa Aucoin, BAE Systems
  • Lisa Brothers '88, Nitsch Engineering
  • Jim Connors '79, New Balance
  • Mark Dyment ’86, YMC
  • William (Bill) Geary '80, Mintz Levin
  • Bryan Goldstein, Analog Devices
  • Francis Hayes ’95, BOND
  • Michael Orroth ’92,’93, Mattel, Inc.
  • Rick Pierro Jr. '84, Superior Controls
  • Peter Rock '83, GE
  • Steve Schwartz, Brooks Automation
  • Bhupen Shah '92, Acacia Communications
  • Leigh Sharrock ’03, Brooks Automation
  • Rob Sullivan '88, Autoglide
  • Nora Tgavalekos, Raytheon
  • Bill Vaillancourt '83, Skyworks

College of Engineering Staff Members

  • James A. Sherwood, Dean
  • Julie Chen, Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation
  • Kavitha Chandra '87, '92, Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs
  • Joey Mead, Associate Dean Graduate Programs
  • Sally Washburn, Sr. Director of Development
  • Erin Caples '02, '04, Sr. Assistant to the Dean