VU's Mitchell to serve as president of national engineering association

Burgess Mitchell, assistant dean for student services at Vanderbilt University School of Engineering, has been named president-elect of the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Advocates. He was elected to the two-year term Feb. 1. In 2015, Mitchell will begin a two-year term as president of NAMEPA, a national network of educators and representatives from industry, government and nonprofit organizations who are committed to improving the recruitment and retention of African Americans, Hispanics and American Indians earning degrees in engineering.