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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.

William Kersting

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Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1959 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2003




Professor Kersting obtained his BSEE from New Mexico State University (then NM A&M) in 1959. He received his MSEE from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1965. He began his teaching career at NMSU in 1962 after having worked at El Paso Electric from 1959 – 1962. In 1967 Prof. Kersting founded the nationally renowned Electric Utility Management Program which has provided over 220 professionals for the electric utility industry. Several of these former students have gone on to become CEO’s of major utilities. Prof. Kersting retired from NMSU in 2002, but still continues to serve NMSU as the PNM Chair and Director of EUMP. Prof. Kersting is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Eta Kappa Nu electrical engineering honor society and the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He received the Westhafer award for Excellence in Teaching from NMSU in 1976, the EEI Engineering Educator Award in 1979, and the IEEE Millennium Medal. He has authored numerous articles in the areas of engineering education, power engineering, and electric utility management.

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