MI Tech President, Cal Poly Obispo Dean, & TX Conference (April 2018)

Richard J. Koubek, Ph.D. (OH M ’85), has been elected to be the next president at Michigan Technological University. Currently, Dr. Koubek serves as executive vice president and provost of Louisiana State University (LSU). He will begin his new role on July 1, 2018.

Read the announcement for more details. Dr. Koubek also spent time at LSU as the dean of the College o Engineering. He joined Tau Beta Pi in 2000 as an eminent engineer and earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in industrial engineering from Purdue University.


California Polytechnic State Univ., San Luis Obispo, has selected Amy S. Fleischer, Ph.D. (PA Q ’91), to become the next dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering effective July 16, 2018. Dr. Fleischer is a professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Villanova University. Click here to read the news release.

She has taught at Villanova since 2000 and also serves as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) industry/university cooperative research centers energy smart electronic research center. Dr. Fleischer is succeeding the interim Dean Jim Meagher, Ph.D. (OH K ’78). Her Ph.D. is in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.


On April 14, the Tau Beta Pi District 10 Conference was held in Houston, Texas, and hosted by Rice University (Texas Gamma Chapter). A group of delegates from the Texas Epsilon Chapter, at the University of Houston, took the time to find the Bent monument on campus and posed for a picture.

TX E Bent monument

The image above was posted to Instagram by TX Epsilon Chapter president Laurel L. Rawley, TX E 2018. More images from the chapter can be found on their Facebook page.


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