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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 McCullough

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Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1962 BSEE
Year Inducted: 1994




In 1994, William M. McCullough was appointed Director of Business Development for Force Projection Systems including Bomber, Fighter, Weapons (ABL, Avenger, ALCM, etc.) and Attack Helicopters.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. McCullough was Director of Seattle Programs for the Product Support Division of Boeing Defense & Space Group. These Seattle based programs included B-1B Avionics, E-6 and the A-6 Rewing. Between 1988 and 1992, Mr. McCullough had been Director/Program manager of the B-1B Avionics program within the Boeing Defense & Space Group. In this assignment, he led Boeing efforts to acquire, develop, produce and integrate the B-1B’s offensive avionics and supporting elements of the defensive avionics system.

Between 1984 and 1988, Mr. McCullough was Advanced Projects manager for all B-1B internal research program-funded advanced concept-study efforts and long-range planning. In other company assignments, he served as program manager of the B-52/Kc-135 Nuclear hardening programs and program manager of B-52 Defensive Avionics programs. He also has nearly 10 years of managerial experience on other programs (Minuteman, SRAM and Special Research) in Electromagnetics (EMI, EMP,RCS and Antennas), power systems and electronic design.

Mr. McCullough began his Boeing career in 1962 as a design and analysis engineer on the Minuteman, then onto the SRAM program in 1966. In parallel with these assignments, he developed advanced design techniques for digital integrated circuits, performed research programs on integrated circuits and authored technical papers. Prior to joining Boeing, Mr. McCullough was an instrumentation design and analysis specialist on the NIKE Missile system for Douglas Aircraft Co. at White Sands Missile Range, NM.

Mr. McCullough attended New Mexico State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1962. He also earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Systems Management in 1972 from the University of Southern California.

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