To Our Alumni

Designing and Building the Future with the Lyles College of Engineering Alumni Chapter!

Engineering education first began at Fresno State College in 1922, when Professor Herbert Wheaton was hired to begin instruction in civil engineering. The program, which began with 35 students and a smattering of equipment, has matured into the formidable Lyles College of Engineering.

Over the past eight decades, alumni of the College have made countless contributions to our communities, country and world.  Our alumni have included astronauts, business owners, Fortune 500 executives, managers, designers, innovators and those who have assumed leadership roles at all levels of public service including city, county, state and federal governments as well as the military and NASA.  As a university, we are proud to hail them as our alumni and to recognize their important contributions that helped move our nation forward.

With a steady growth rate, the Lyles College of Engineering now serves more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students across six academic programs: civil engineering, computer engineering, construction management, electrical engineering, geomatics engineering and mechanical engineering.

The Chapter Purpose

The purpose of this chapter is to promote the growth and advancement of the Lyles College of Engineering, its students, faculty and alumni.


The Chapter Mission

To establish closer contact between the University, College and its alumni; to promote activities beneficial to the College, alumni, the University and the engineering and construction management community; to assist in the recruitment of students and provide scholarships; to publicize, support and promote the professions of engineering and construction management. 

Alumni Chapter Officer's Board

  • Don Fantz Jr., President
  • Steve Becker, Board Member
  • John DeGunya, Board Member
  • Rich Hardin, Board Member
  • Vaughn Melcher, Board Member
  • Ted Mooradian, Board Member
  • Chris Smart, Board Member
  • Sean Smith, Board Member

Lyles College of Engineering Alumni - Fresno, CA
For additional information or membership, contact the LCOE
Pathways office at 278.2500 or email.

Community Partners Conference Suite
Engineering East, Room 356
2320 E. San Ramon, M/S EE 94
Fresno, CA 93740-8030
Telephone: (559)278-8242 | Fax: (559) 278-6581

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