Richard Lyles Serves on ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission

September 30, 2010

Richard W. Lyles, professor of transportation engineering and planning in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and associate chairperson for undergraduate studies in the department, has been appointed as Commission Member of the 2010-2011 ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC). Lyles will participate with other commission members on visits to institutions wanting to obtain or maintain their ABET Engineering Accreditation.

ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology, is a federation of 30 professional and technical societies representing these fields. The organization has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for more than 75 years. ABET currently accredits some 3,100 programs at more than 600 colleges and universities in 21 countries.