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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

The College of Sciences and Engineering Advisory Board provides value to the College in developing and achieving its strategic plan. The Advisory Board provides advice by drawing upon perspectives, knowledge, and experiences from global trends. Meanwhile, the College provides awareness and knowledge of new technologies and educational trends, and informs the Advisory Board of its progress in achieving the strategic plan.

Advisory Board members benefit by being part of ongoing communication between the world of science and engineering education as represented by the Southern University College of Sciences and Engineering and the full spectrum of STEM activities.

The Advisory Board concentrates on four areas of strategic importance:

  • Infrastructure
  • Academic, research, and support programs
  • Student outreach
  • Faculty and staff development

Schedule of Events


Name Title Company
Mr. Wilbert Ferdinand Jr.  Former BR Refinery Risk Management Advisor Exxon-Mobil Co.
Mr. Christopher Baken III Executive Vice President, Nuclear Operations Entergy Sources
Dr. Isiah Warner Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Louisiana State University
Dr. Robert Ford CEO DRF Industries, LLC
Mr. Jefferson Reese, Jr. STL Engineering Affordability Lead The Boeing Co.
Ms. Lenette Jones NA Fabric Care SNO Innovation Director P&G
Ms. Daylene Harris General Manager Shell
Mr. Stephan Pierre LAO Logistics Dow
Ms. Laquitta Thomas Project Executive/Demand Creation IT Texas Instruments Inc.
Mr. Stephfon Walton Client Care Project Executive and Technical Support Lead IBM
Mr. Freddie Douglas Director NASA, John C. Stennis Space Center
Dr. Anthony Banks Lockheed Martin Technical Fellow and Corporate Ergonomist Lockheed Martin
Mr. Morgan Watson President, MEL, Inc. MEL, Inc.
Mr. Darrell Warner Former Director, Integrated Quality, and S&MS and AS Integrated Defense System The Boeing Co. (retired)