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Lyles College of Engineering

Advisory Board

Rick Ransom
President and CEO of Brooks Ransom Associates

Joseph Pickett
President, Pickett and Sons

Mike Betts
President, Betts Company

Tony Akel
President, Akel Engineering

Diana Gomez
Director, District 6, Caltrans

Bob Berry
Founder and CEO, DPS Telecom

Ryan Carlson
Principal, Lawrence Engineering Group

Karl Longley
Dean Emeritus, California Water Institute

Matthew Teixeira (Chair)
Vice President, Lyles Services Co.

Ken Meme
Chairman of the Board and President, Towill Inc.

Ed Dunkel Jr.,
President, Precision Civil Engineering

Leonel Leal
Director, Global Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Whirlpool

The Lyles College of Engineering Advisory Board provides the Faculty of the Engineering and construction Programs, the Dean of the Lyles College of Engineering and the President of California State University, Fresno with an evaluation of the quality of and demand for the graduates of the Engineering and Construction programs, an appraisal of the appropriateness of the research and public service provided to the community, the region, and the state by the Engineering and Construction Programs, and support for the Engineering and Construction Programs; guidance and assistance on: the development of the Engineering and Construction Programs, facilitates cooperation among individual community, governmental groups, professional organizations, practicing professionals, and the students and faculty of the programs, maintaining accredited, quality Engineering and Construction education at California State University, Fresno, developing technologies, and means for the faculty to maintain a current status in these and an appraisal of the demands that will develop in the region for technical assistance from the programs.