Updated 1/17/2020

The Dean’s Executive Committee is composed of executive-level leaders, including venture capitalists and successful entrepreneurs. The Dean’s Executive Committee works closely with staff and faculty to assist the College of Engineering at UC Davis through advocacy, prospective donor identification and cultivation, and personal philanthropy.

John Wasson HeadshotJohn Wasson, B.S. ’84 chemical engineering, Committee Chair
President and CEO

Jennifer Curtis Headshot

Jennifer Sinclair Curtis
UC Davis College of Engineering


Andy Botka Headshot

Andy Botka, B.S. ’87 electrical engineering
Vice President, Strategic Planning
Keysight Technologies


Diane Bryant HeadshotDiane Bryant, B.S. ’85 electrical engineering
Chairman and CEO
Neural Analytics


Tim Bucher Headshot

Tim Bucher, B.S. ’86 electrical engineering
Chief Product Officer
Scientific Games


Jeff Child Headshot

 Jeffrey B. Child, B.S. ’82 chemical engineering
Financial Advisor
Oshman Family Office


Alfred Chuang HeadshotAlfred Chuang, M.S. ’86 computer science
Chairman and CEO
Magnet Systems, Inc.


Richard Chuang HeadshotRichard Chuang, B.S. ’79 electrical engineering


Mike Coffey, B.S. ’84 electrical engineering
Retired Senior Vice President, Global Delivery and Assurance
AT&T Services, Inc.


Pam Fair HeadshotPam Fair, B.S. ’80 chemical engineering
Retired Vice President
San Diego Gas & Electric


Layton Han HeadshotLayton Han, B.S. ’88 mechanical engineering


Jeff Hoopes HeadshotJeff Hoopes, B.S. ’80 civil engineering
Chairman and CEO


Michael Hurlston Headshot

Michael Hurlston, B.S. ’88, M.S. ’91 electrical engineering
President and CEO


Francis Lee HeadshotFrancis Lee, B.S. ’74 electrical engineering
Board Chairman


Steven Montoya HeadshotSteven Montoya, B.S. ’77 electrical engineering



Cynthia Murphy-Ortega HeadshotCynthia Murphy-Ortega, B.S. ’91 chemical engineering
Manager, University Partnerships and Association Relations
Chevron Corporation


Earl Rennison HeadshotEarl Rennison, B.S. ’88 electrical engineering
Founder, CEO and Managing Director
Rincaro LLC


Rob TobiasRob Tobias, B.S. ’86 electrical engineering
HDMI Licensing Administrator


Brian Underwood, M.S. ’91 materials science
Business Owner
Whaleback SBG, LLC


John Weinberg, B.S. ’70 mechanical engineering


Bruce West Headshot

Bruce West, B.S. ’71, M.S. ’73 civil engineering
Retired Founding Principal
West Yost & Associates, Inc.



Dean’s Executive Committee Member Emeritus

Michael Child Headshot

Michael Child, B.S. ’76 electrical engineering
Senior Advisor
TA Associates