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The Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy is an important alumni organization made of distinguished ECE alumni and strategic friends. The Mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy (ECEA) is to guarantee continued excellence in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s teaching, research, and development programs.



The ECE Academy is governed by its by-laws. The latest by-law revision was 2014. To view the current by-laws, click here.


Minutes and Other Files

The ECE Academy 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

The Industrial Advisory Group (IAG) 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

To view Dr. Ranade’s slideshow from the 2014 meeting, click here. [PDF]


The 2013-2014 ECE Academy Officers are listed below:

2013-2014 Academy Board of Directors
Name Position Term End
Manny Mora Chair 2017
Brian Kopp Vice Chair 2018
David Wiegandt Secretary 2017
Scott Miller Treasurer / Finance Committee Representative 2018
Christopher Long
Member 2017
Stephen Horan Past Chair 2016


2013-2014 ECE Membership Committee
Name Position
Joseph Nevarez Co-Chairman
Don Merrill Co-Chairman
John Scruggs Member
Vincent Boudreau Member
Steve Omick Member
Bob Witter Member
2013-2014 IAG Members from ECEA
Name Term End
Andrus Garay 2015
William Garcia 2016
Leroy Gomez 2014
Patricia Nava 2017
Rick Shumard 2018
Gerry Stolarczyk 2018











If you would like to join the ECE Academy, please view this letter for qualifications and requirements: Qualifications and Requirements. The 2014 new member nomination format document can be found here: 2014 New Member Nomination Format The ECE Academy members are listed in the table below:

Charter members inducted in 1991 are indicated by the “‡” next to their names. Deceased members are indicated by the “†” next to their name.

Jerome Shaw

Photo of Jerome Shaw

Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1971 MSEE
Year Inducted: 1999




Jerome Shaw is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Volt Information Sciences, Inc., a global staffing supplier with annual sales of approximately $2 billion. A dynamic and charismatic business leader, Jerome Shaw is part of a remarkable success story that began in 1950 when he, along with his older brother William, invested $13 and founded Volt.

In his capacity as Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Shaw is one of the driving forces in directing the day-to-day operations of Volt. Mr. Shaw ‘s vision and creativity is key to Volt’s ongoing expansion and development. Utilizing a hands-on, shirtsleeves management style, he has been instrumental in Volt’s tremendous growth from a startup entrepreneurial venture to a Fortune 1000 corporation. Today, at 75, Jerome Shaw is considered an icon of the staffing industry.

Over a period of nearly 40 years, Jerome Shaw also has built a second very successful business in real estate. In January 1959, he moved to California from New York. From 1959 to 1973, Mr. Shaw bought 650 acres of land and proceeded through city and county government to obtain approvals for “Tentative Maps.” This effectively is buying land at wholesale and re-selling it at retail. In addition, he has created an award-winning residential housing development in Northern San Diego County, Shaw-Lopez Park. Mr. Shaw’s real estate business has been totally accomplished working on Saturdays and Sundays.

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