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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.

Raymond Shoults

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Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1963 BSEE
1969 MSEE
Year Inducted: 2004





Dr. Shoults received the PhD degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1974, the MSEE and BSEE degrees from New Mexico State University in 1969 and 1963, respectively. Dr. Shoults retired from the University of Texas at Arlington on August 31, 2008 after 33 years of academic service. At the time of his retirement he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of electrical Engineering, a position he held from September 2001 to August 2008.

Dr. Shoults’ expertise includes advanced computer methods for power system engineering; application of computer simulation to power system planning and operation; real-time power system control; automatic generation control (AGC); power system dynamics; reliability methods; rapid as well as conventional power flow techniques; reactive power flow analysis; power system simulation (Operator Training Simulators).

Dr. Shoults’ industrial experience in the electric utility industry includes distribution field engineering, industrial sales engineering, and Division Sales Supervisor (1963-1968); and advance transmission planning (1967-1971). He spent one and one-half years with a utility consulting firm as a staff consultant (1974-1975). H was associated with UTA and active in research and teaching responsibilities from 1975 to 2008. His research activity included projects with the NSF, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, EPRI, Public Service Company of New Mexico, Texas Utilities Electric Company, Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division, the Advanced Technology Program with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and the Texas Technology Workforce Development Grant administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Dr. Shoults has provided numerous short courses in power system analysis in the USA, Mexico, Taiwan and Germany. He received the Halliburton Award for Outstanding Research in the UTA College of Engineering in 1996.

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