MISSOURI UNIVERSITY INDUCTING UTSI’S SEDRICK INTO ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

For release October 11, 2006

MISSOURI UNIVERSITY INDUCTING UTSI’S SEDRICK INTO ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

Dr. Gregory A. Sedrick, professor of industrial and information engineering at The University of Tennessee Space Institute, is being honored by the University of Missouri at Rolla.

On Oct. 19, Sedrick and three other graduates of the University will be inducted into its Academy of Engineering Management. These new inductees raise to 29 the members of the Academy out of approximately 50,000 living alumni.

“This is outstanding, and exceptionally well deserved, recognition of Dr. Sedrick,” said Dr. Donald C. Daniel, UT associate vice president and chief operating officer of UTSI. “We brought Greg to UTSI recently to lead our program in Engineering Management, and this high honor highlights the caliber of faculty that we are recruiting.”

A professional engineer, Sedrick earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri at Rolla. He holds a master’s degree in Systems Management from the Florida Institute of Technology, and is an electronics/electrical graduate from the O’Fallon Technology Center in St. Louis. He became a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Management in 1994 and was selected as the 2001 Engineer of the Year Southeast Tennessee.

Sedrick is UTSI’s Engineering Management Program Chair. He joined the Institute in January.

The professor moved to Tennessee in 1991 from the Virginia Polytechnic and State University where he was a research associate with the Virginia Productivity Center. He has served as founding Dean and Professor of Engineering and Engineering Technology at LeTourneau University. He previously was vice president and professor of Chattanooga State Technical Community College and was Chief Academic Officer there.

DR. GREGORY A. SEDRICK, P.E.
Engineering Management Program Chair

Writer: Weldon Payne (931) 393-7222
wpayne@utsi.edu