External Leadership Board

Dean Donna Riley composed this board in 2024, which is a mix of alumni, supporters and industry leaders. The board meets periodically to inform and advise the dean and key leadership on various matters pertaining to the School of Engineering.

Meet the board:


Donna Riley

Jim and Ellen King Dean of Engineering and Computing

School of Engineering Dean Donna Riley is a leader in engineering education and inclusive excellence. She was a founding faculty member of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College, the first engineering program at a U.S. women’s college, where she spent 13 years. In 2005, she received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for developing critical pedagogies for engineering classroom implementations. She is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and was elected vice president of scholarship for ASEE in 2023.

Photo: Jose Zayas

Jose Zayas

EVP Policy and Programs, American Council of Renewable Energy

Photo: Brady Key

Brady Key

Director of Software Development, RS21

Photo: Lisa Kuutila

Lisa Kuuttila

CEO & Chief Economic Development Officer, UNM Rainforest Innovations

Photo: James Sipos

James Sipos

Technical Staff Systems Engineer (retired), General Dynamics

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Edward Angel

Professor Emeritus, UNM

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Robin Stubenhofer

Vice President, Engineering, Honeywell

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Bret Simpkins

Associate Laboratory Director, Los Alamos National Laboratories

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Sam Hatchell

Director of Quality & Leadership Development, Jaynes Corporation

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Adrian Chernoff

Product & Innovation Executive

Photo: Sandra Begay

Sandra Begay

EChair, UNMRI Board of Directors, Researcher, Sandia National Laboratories

Photo: Juan Torres

Juan Torres

Associate Laboratory Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Carol Adkins

Retired, Sandia National Laboratories

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Doug Campbell

Professional Recreationalist

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Barbara Lopez

Program Manager, IT, PNM Resources