Published: June 13, 2017 By

Dave CloughIn 42 years at CU Boulder, Professor David Clough taught about 2,000 engineering students and mentored hundreds of student-athletes. Were you one of them?

As he approaches retirement at the end of this month, we’re asking alumni and friends to share their favorite memories and stories of Professor Clough – one of our longest-serving faculty members.

The beloved professor earned his master’s and PhD here before joining the faculty in 1975. He also served as associate department chair, associate dean for academic affairs and the campus Faculty Athletics Representative.

As an administrator, he hired the first professional directors for the Minority Engineering Program and Women in Engineering Program, precursors to today's BOLD Center. In fact, his networks stretch as far as the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, where he helped formulate their engineering curriculum!

David Clough archive photo at deskSo, are you ready to reminisce? Submit your story here and we’ll highlight stories that we receive. And join the storytelling conversation! Use the hashtag #MyDaveCloughStory to share your memories on Facebook or Twitter. Share this campaign with your friends to help us reach anyone we might be missing.

BTW: A generous donor has offered to match every gift, dollar-for-dollar, through June 30 as part of a campaign to create an endowed faculty position in David Clough’s name. To learn more, visit our crowdfunding page.

Let’s give Professor Clough the sendoff he deserves!

Kim Coates is the alumni engagement coordinator in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.