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Carl E. Locke Jr.

11th dean of the KU School of Engineering
2002 DESA Recipient
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Carl E. Locke Jr. has guided the KU School of Engineering past significant milestones. Students have been encouraged and supported to take part in capstone design courses and national design competitions with impressive results. Some other highlights include adding a per-credit-hour fee to acquire and maintain computers and equipment for engineering students and incorporating the Computer Science Department into the school. In addition, great strides were made in the recruitment and hiring of female faculty. His fund-raising efforts have had great effect on the school including the new engineering building, funded entirely through private gifts.
Locke received the DESA as the outgoing dean of the KU School of Engineering.

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