S. Keith Hargrove, serves as Dean of the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University as a General Motors Fellow, MS from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, MO. as a National GEM Consortium Fellow, and the PhD from the University of Iowa as a CIC Fellow. He previously served as Chairperson of the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing & Information Engineering in the Clarence Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD., and as Assistant to the Dean and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering at Tuskegee University. He has worked for General Electric and Boeing as a manufacturing engineer, and for Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Oak Ridge Laboratory/Y12 as a research engineer. Dr. Hargrove has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, and completed projects with Sikorsky Aircraft, Boeing, NASA, US Navy, and the US Army in systems engineering, design, virtual and augmented reality, advanced manufacturing, and minority engineering education. He is an Associate Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, American Society of Engineering Education, Tennessee Academy of Science, and the Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers. He is recognized as a Certified Manufacturing Engineer and a registered professional engineer. Dr. Hargrove is also active member in K12 STEM education and outreach, and strong advocate for mentoring tenure-track and minority faculty in STEM disciplines.
I am interested in the position as President of the GEM Alumni Association to implement strategic objectives to increase membership, leverage GEM alums to attract more industrial partners of the GEM mission, and become more engaged in the activities to promote advanced STEM education for underrepresented groups.