Montana State University

College of Engineering

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-2272
Fax: (406) 994-6665
Location: 212 Roberts Hall

Dean and Director:

Brett Gunnink

Engineering Advisory Council


MSU's Engineering Advisory Council (EAC) provides an industry perspective to the College in its strategic planning with a goal of improving the quality of the academic and research programs; enhancing the effectiveness of its graduates; encouraging life-long learning and assisting in the mobilization of new financial resources to support the development of innovative programs of excellence.

Specifically, EAC will be responsible for evaluating the mission and goals of the College; assisting in the development and implementation of the College's strategic plan; helping to expand multi-disciplinary and teamwork initiatives; advising on the relevance of curriculum requirements and course offerings from the standpoint of technology, current industrial needs, general employment and future trends.

Secondly, EAC will provide input on new and evolving strategic objectives; assist in developing corporate relations to foster greater opportunities for COE students and programs, both before and after graduation.

Thirdly, EAC will help promote the programs and graduates of the College; assist the Dean and Development Officer in the identification and acquisition of new avenues and sources of financial support.

Benefits to EAC Members

  • You have the opportunity and personal satisfaction of helping to provide a superlative engineering education to future generations of MSU students.
  • You have unique networking opportunities with other influential business figures and distinguished leaders of the University.


EAC Members are invited to serve three year terms. Meetings are held once during the academic year. Members are expected to attend and actively participate in the initiatives undertaken by EAC.

Members will help support the mission and goals of the College by assisting in the development of new contacts and sources of support for the College.

EAC Members
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Lindsay Anderson
The Boeing Company


Helene Michael
The Boeing Company (retired)

Karen M. Arnold
nanocopoeia, inc.


Margaret Mitchell
American Express Company

Norman H. Asbjornson, P.E.
AAON, Inc.


Chris Nelson
Zoot Enterprises

David Bartz
AGC AeroComposites
  Ryan Parker
Intel Corporation

Amy Bergsieker

  Rod Ray
Bend Research, Inc.
Chris J. Cornelius, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Bill Sanderson
IHS, Inc. (retired)

Wayne Coursey
PAM Teknology


Michael P. Sanderson
Sanderson Stewart

Klein Gilhousen
Qualcomm, Inc. (retired)


Michael Stears
Exabyte Corp. (retired)

Robert (Jesse) Jesperson, P.E.
Evergreen Caissons, Inc.

Jean Sweeney

Wesley (Wes) Kremer
Raytheon Missile Systems
  John Tubbesing
The Boeing Company

Malcolm ("Mack") Long
CMG Construction, Inc.


G. Ray Webb
Raytheon Missile Systems (retired)

Michael McCormick
Cascade Financial Management, Inc.

  Gary Whitney
Huron Consulting Group.

Mary Jane McGarity
MSU Alumni Foundation




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