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SCU President Honors Professor Terry Shoup

Friday, Sep. 21, 2012

Congratulations to Professor Terry Shoup (mechanical engineering), who recently received the President's Special Recognition Award from Santa Clara University President Michael Engh, S.J. In awarding this distinction, Fr. Engh recognized Shoup as "an outstanding scholar who has served the SCU community with wisdom and a steady guiding hand since 1989 as a faculty member, a senior administrator extraordinaire, and a leader both within and outside of the academy."

Engh continued, "His 13 years of service as dean of the School of Engineering saw the doubling of both the number of endowed professorships in the School and the number of donors.  He pioneered five “pipeline” programs to encourage underrepresented students to consider the engineering profession.  He created two advisory boards – one for engineering alumni and the other for minority programs – and established a special fund to promote student leadership in the School.  He also oversaw the introduction of the Engineering Study Abroad program in 1990, the construction of the Civil Engineering Strength and Materials Lab in 1995, and the creation of the Mission Control Center in 2000.

"He helped the School address the emerging field of sustainability by introducing a certificate program in Environmental Engineering in 1993.

"In 2011, the Silicon Valley Engineering Council inducted him into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame, which celebrates the accomplishments of area engineers, technical leaders and scientists.

"In addition to serving as the engineering dean, he has served as interim dean of the School of Education, Counseling Psychology and Pastoral Ministries, interim vice provost for Enrollment Management, and interim executive director of International Programs.   Most recently he chaired both the successful search for the new dean of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology and the School of Engineering’s Centennial Steering Committee.”

The School of Engineering and the University are fortunate, indeed, to have the  this scholar and leader in our midst.

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