Advisory Council

Our department hosts Industry Advisory Councils (IACs) to ensure our students are learning practices that are current in their chosen fields. Below are the members of each council and the company they represent.

Civil and Construction Engineering/ARCE IAC

Chair Jeff Borgsmiller, CDI Contractor

Name Company
Jeff Borgsmiller CDI Contractors
Joe Hilliard Cromwell Architects Engineers
Jaysson Funkhouser U.S. Geological Survey
John Holloway Little Rock Wastewater
Claire McKinney Garver
Michael Kelley AHTD
Bradley Clark USACE
Construction Management IAC

Chair Clay Gordon, Nabholz Construction

Name Company
Andrew Frith VCC
Christopher McKenney Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
Courtney Little ACE Glass
Don Weaver Weaver-Bailey
Doug Wasson Kinco Construction Company
Doyle Phillips Nabholz Construction Oklahoma
Gary Smith Glass Erectors
Grady Harvell AFCO Steel
Greg Crow Director of the Arkansas Contractors Licensing Board
Hilda Cox National Association of Women in Construction
Jack Kinnaman, Founder Award and Honorary Doctorate
Jimmy Alessi Alessikeys Construction
Kathy Fulks Director of the Arkansas Construction Education Foundation
Keith Riggs J.A. Riggs Caterpillar
Lloyd Garrison CDI Construction
Mark Kenneday Vice Chancellor of Campus Operations at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Melinda Markus Markus Homes
Michael Dornblaser Cashion Surety and Insurance Company
Michael Mcgrew Clark Contractors
Patrick Schueck Lexicon Inc.
Paul Ehenger Arkansas Building Authority
Richard Hedgecock Director of Arkansas Associated General Contractors
Scott Copas Baldwin and Shell
Tim Gorman Rodger Group
Van Tilbury East-Harding Construction
Kevin Young MEng. Major US Army National Guard, Camp Robinson
Don Overton The Overton Law Firm
Construction Management IAC Operations Committee
Name Company
Lance Wright Nabholz Construction
Donna Mantione US Corps of Engineers
John Deramus CDI Contractors
Jessie Jeffries TME
Jeremy Land AFCO Steel
Michael Hansberry East Harding, Project Manager
Nathan Kovaleski Corco Construction
Parker McClellan Pine Bluff Sand and Grave
Environmental Engineering IAC
Name Company
Wallace Smith Graver Engineering
Jay Gandy University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
Robert Hart Central Arkansas Water
Jeff Stone Arkansas Department of Health
Tymli Frierson Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department
Becky Keogh Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Aaron Benzing Hawkins-Weir Engineers
Tim Kreese U.S. Geological Survey
John Holloway Little Rock Wastewater