civil engineering advisory board

Mission –

The Civil Engineering Advisory Board commits to sharing its professional experience as practitioners and leaders for the purpose of providing expert guidance to LTU in the education of engineers, ultimately supporting the University’s overall Mission and Vision. The Board meets regularly with LTU faculty to discuss current needs and future trends in the Civil Engineering industry, advising on best industry practices, technology, areas of industry growth, curriculum, outreach, and opportunities for the professional community to engage with students for their continuous success.


LTU’s Civil Engineering programs will be nationally and internationally recognized for rigorous emphasis on engineering fundamentals, innovative research, and challenging hands-on learning projects that are delivered in a progressive, multicultural environment. The Board’s contribution results in an exceptionally well-prepared, diverse generation of engineers capable of independent learning, practical application, and global leadership to improve their communities, our profession, and society...

Advisory Board Members 

As leaders in the civil engineering community, the eminent board members listed below have provided leadership and guidance to the civil engineering program over most of the previous decade.


Mark Chaput, P.E.
Deputy Director, Bureau of Field Services,


Matthew J. Chynoweth, P.E.
Engineer of Bridge Field Services,


Suzanne R. Coffey, P.E.
Manager & Oakland County Water

James H. Cole, Jr., AIC, CPC
Brinker Team


Thomas Doran, P.E.
Principal/Vice President Hubbell,
Roth & Clark, Inc.

George Fadool, P.E.

George Fadool, P.E.
Chief Operating Officer
Skanska USA  Inc.


Cheryl L. Gregory, P.E.
Vice President,
Transportation Dept Manager  
Spalding DeDecker Assoc., Inc.

James E. Like
Vice President
Aristeo Construction


John A. Raimondo, P.E.
Corporate Director & Director of International Operations,
Roncelli, Inc

Andrew Rener, P.E., D.B.I.A.
Vice President of Operations
Bouma Corporation

William Rohleder, Jr., P.E., S.E.
Senior Vice President/Project Director

David I. Ruby, P.E., S.E., SECB, FASCE
Ruby & Associates, PC

Ian Schonsheck, P.E.
Schonsheck Inc.

Lami Taweel, P.E.
TES Consultants, PC

 Scott-Thieme.JPG Scott J. Thieme
Deputy District Engineer for Project Management
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer, Detroit District

Benedict Tiseo, P.E.
NTH Consultants, Ltd.

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Vice President
Thornton Tomasetti


Emeritus Advisory Board Members


Daniel G. Fredendall, P.E.
Executive Vice President

Kirk T. Steudle

Kirk T. Steudle, P.E.
State of Michigan
Department of Transportation