About The College

Advisory Board

The University of South Florida College of Engineering Advisory Board is an organization that has been established for the following purposes:

  • Providing an independent review of the USF College of Engineering with special emphasis on effectiveness and program quality
  • Counseling and advising on matters relating to planning, organizing and administering programs, and facilitating a continuing liaison between the College and the various constituents it serves
  • Counseling, advising and demonstrating leadership in raising funds for the College from private, foundation and corporate sources which will assist the College in achieving both its mission and vision
  • Advising and assisting the College's effort to communicate and inform the State of Florida Legislature of the College's mission and vision with the goal of securing and maintaining sufficient resources to fulfill both our mission and vision


Chair Dennis N. Blankenship, '87 Senior Director Engineering, Intent Based Networks Group, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Jack Amor, '87

Janice Ash, '87, '98 MCE  President, Land & Sea Group, Inc. Engineers and Scientists

Alan Brannan  Director of Engineering, CAE USA

Laura Crouch,'94  Director Local Gov. Community Relations, Economic Dev., TECO Energy

Julius D. Davis, '93, '14 MBA President & CEO, VoltAir Consulting Engineers

Freddie "Chick" Garcia, '64 Chairman of the Board, Quantum Technology Services

Lakecia Gunter, '95 Vice President, and General Manager, IOT Global and Strategic Engagement, Microsoft

Brad Heath, '85 CEO, Virtex Enterprises

Robert Higgins, '76, President, Higgins Engineering

Robert Moore  Director of Architecture and Engineering, Citi 

Dave Scott '83, '86 MSCE  

Seng Sun '93  CEO, Sunview Software