Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Dr. M. Katherine Banks,
Vice Chancellor for Engineering
Dr. Banks is Vice Chancellor for Engineering for The Texas A&M University System and Dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. As Vice Chancellor, Banks oversees coordination and collaboration among the engineering, academic and research programs at universities throughout the A&M System, as well as three state agencies: the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).
Banks also is TEES Director, overseeing research administration of more than 4,400 projects and $142.5 million in sponsored research awards.
As Dean of the Look College and holder of the Harold J. Haynes Dean’s Chair in Engineering, Banks leads one of the largest engineering schools in the country, with more than 11,000 students and nearly 400 faculty.
Banks was previously the Bowen Engineering Head for the School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University and the Jack and Kay Hockema Professor at Purdue. She received her B.S.E. from the University of Florida, M.S.E. from the University of North Carolina, and Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University.