August 19, 2016
Fitch Even partner Thomas F. Lebens was recently appointed Chair of the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, after having served as secretary since November 2014. Tom has been a member of the council since 2011.
The mission of the Dean’s Advisory Council is to assist and advise the College of Engineering, serving as an advocate, liaison to industry leaders, strategic guide in keeping programs up-to-date, and fundraising resource.
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