Student Affairs Task Group

Their function is to consider items concerning student-school relations, career guidance, placement, registration and professionalism, registration exam preparation, employment, cooperative employment agreements, advisory for classes, and other items related to the general well being of the student. A separate group could exist for each of the professional / technical / trade organizations (AGC, ASCE, XE) involved with the Department. At least one (1) Board member and two (2) Associate Members should serve on each Task Group.

Frank Guzman

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSCE 1988, AM 2006
Bryan Hoffman

Career: Retired from New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) July 2012, 25 years of service Positions Held at NMDOT: Distrct Engineer (District One), Engineering Support Manager, Technical Support Engineer, Project Engineer, Policy Board Member El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization (EPMPO), Chairmain of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Technical Adivsory Committee (LCMPO TAC) Currently teaching Algebra part time at Dona Ana Community College (DACC)

Brad Weldon (XE Faculty Advisor)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BS 2001, MS 2006, Ph.D 2008
Bryan Hoffman

David Jauregui (Treasurer)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BS 1992, MS 1994, Ph.D 1999
Bryan Hoffman

Gabriela Contreras-Apodaca (Student Affairs Chair)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSCE 1992 NM Department of Transporation
Bryan Hoffman

• Present: NMDOT South Region Design Manager Transportation Research Board Panel Member, Washington D.C. • 2005 to 2012 (periodically): NMSU College Adjunct Professor and Guest Lecturer - Civil Engineering and Technology Departments NMSU and DACC Math Boot Camp Instructor

Tim Hightower

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSCE 1982
Bryan Hoffman

Thames Engineering, Albuquerque, NM, Owner General civil and structural engineering firm specializing in single family residential projects. Responsible for all aspects of structural design and detailing of wood framed single family residences, including foundations, framing members, lateral analysis, concrete and CMU retaining walls, and surface water hydrology studies.

Kenneth Leitch (Mem Comm)

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BS 1995, MS 1997, Ph.D 2002
Bryan Hoffman

Quote “When you graduate, your education does not end. Continue to learn something new every day.” Professional Profile Dr. Leitch joined the West Texas A&M University Department of Engineering and Computer Science in 2009. He received a BSCE with Honors in 1995, an MSCE in 1997, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 2002, all from NMSU. He also holds an MBA (2009) from Colorado Christian University. Dr. Leitch’s research interests include the structural and transportation subareas of civil engineering as well as engineering education, sustainability, ethics, and computer modeling techniques. Dr. Leitch is a member of ASEE, ASCE, TBΠ, and Chi Epsilon and is a registered PE in Texas and Indiana and a LEED Green Associate.

Michael Stubbs

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BSCE 1998
Bryan Hoffman

John Lommler

University Degree Current Employer
New Mexico State University BS 1969, MSCE 1972, Ph.D 1994
Bryan Hoffman

Duties: Consulting Geotechnical Engineering, Mentor staff, technical and quality reviews, senior project management (22 years) Previous employment: From 1967 through 1991, worked at Babcock and Wilcox; Mason and Ray, Triggs and Associates, and GeoTec Engineering Co. working first as a structural and then as a geotechnical engineer; also taught at Kent State University, Lakeland College, Cleveland State University, and the University of Akron. Professional Organizations and Awards: 1)ASCE (National & NM Section, Life Member); 2) ASCE's GeoInstitute (Diplomate of the Academy of Geo-Professionals); 3) ISSMFE; 4) Society of American Military Engineers (SAME); 5) NSPE; 6) ACEC; 7) Chi Epsilon (NMSU Chapter Honor Member); 8) Structural Engineers of New Mexico. Professional registrations: PE in Ohio, since 1973 PE in New Mexico, since 1991