Advisory Boards

Engineering Advisory Board

The Engineering Advisory Board is a dedicated group of alumni and supporters of the Cockrell School of Engineering who are industry leaders and advocates for the school. Active members provide support to Cockrell School leadership through fundraising efforts and planning related to the educational experiences of our students, modernization of our facilities and engagement of our alumni and donor community. The Engineering Advisory Board meets each academic semester.

For more information or questions about the Engineering Advisory Board, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., chief development officer in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Longhorn Engineering Advisory Delegation

The Longhorn Engineering Advisory Delegation (LEAD) is a group of recent alumni who work with Cockrell School leadership, faculty, staff and students to identify areas of growth and implement strategies that will enhance the Texas Engineering student experience. LEAD connects current students with alumni mentors who can provide career and academic guidance; offers suggestions for improving programs and course offerings; and strengthens the school's community of young alumni leaders. LEAD also provides student entrepreneurs with early-stage funding, mentorship and investment experience through the Genesis Program.

For more information or questions about LEAD, visit

Department Advisory Councils

In the Cockrell School's academic departments, advisory councils or committees are made up of alumni and friends who support department goals, facilitate dialogue between faculty, students and practicing engineers and provide guidance to department leadership on strategic initiatives. Learn more about each of the advisory councils: