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College of Engineering | September 13, 2021

Louis Everett Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Affairs

Louis Everett Appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Affairs


The College of Engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso has appointed John T. MacGuire Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering Louis Everett, Ph.D., P.E to serve as associate dean for undergraduate studies and academic affairs.

In this position, Louis Everett will lead efforts in the college to improve undergraduate graduation rates, assist faculty in developing tracks programs throughout the College and oversee a faculty-staff working group tasked with developing and implementing innovative efforts to support student success.

Working together with interim dean, Patricia Nava, Ph.D., assistant dean for engineering student success, Gabby Gándara and other team members, the associate dean for undergraduate studies and academic affairs will work to advance excellence in undergraduate education and to further undergraduate student success within the College and the University.

“Dr. Everett has a long service record in administrative and academic assignments, in addition to his many research accomplishments,” Patricia Nava, Ph.D., College of Engineering interim dean commented. “His extensive experience in facilitating student success will certainly enhance the College of Engineering EDGE services and operations. The Dean’s Office is fortunate to have him join us.”

Throughout his academic career, Everett has developed an extensive and exemplary record of service at UTEP, serving in faculty and administrative roles. He also has a research profile that includes experience in automation, machine design, robotics, and sensor/actuator design. Everett has also worked in residence at a variety of industry and government locations including NASA JSC, NASA JPL, IBM, Bell Laboratories and Texas Instruments.

“I am honored to take on this new role. With increasing cost of a university education and the trauma of COVID, we have a difficult road ahead. With your help, I promise to do my best to reduce ineffective practices, increase communication, and create and cultivate ways to increase student recruitment, retention and success,” said Louis Everett, Ph.D., associate dean for undergraduate studies and academic affairs.

Everett’s professional practice centers on college student retention and success. In particular, he is focused on helping underprepared STEM students merge into engineering degree programs and reducing systematic and institutional barriers to achieve students’ success.

Congratulations Dr. Everett, welcome to our leadership team!

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