The BOLD Advisory Council (BAC), advises the BOLD Center on continually improving access to engineering education for students historically underserved in STEM fields. 

The purposes of the BOLD Advisory Council are:

  • To act as an accountability partner and advisory body to the BOLD Center and the Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence in the College of Engineering and Applied Science regarding access, retention and performance of underrepresented engineering students.
  • Communicate semi-annually to the college’s advisory council (EAC) on matters of interest to the BAC and approved by the Chair, Vice Chair and Assistant Dean Provide advice and feedback on allocation of BOLD resources towards various programs and initiatives.
  • Help create internship and other professional and networking opportunities for underrepresented engineering students to connect with industry representatives throughout their undergraduate experience Participate in resource development to support and expand BOLD Center operations, programmatic and scholarship funding through advocacy for corporate and foundation funding of annual gifts and endowments, and through the annual contribution of private gifts, to benefit BOLD initiatives. 
  • Assist the college in expanding community relations beyond the Advisory Council to further the college’s diversity initiative and expand access to underrepresented students Help develop, guide and serve as an extension of the BOLD team’s external education and outreach—including creating connections between K–12, community colleges and the university
  • Serve as advocates of BOLD’s mission and purpose within corporate and professional communities, promoting the value BOLD adds to the College of Engineering and the university.

BAC Bylaws



Ibrahim Ayad

Director, Next Generation 5G Mobility and Automation: Cisco Systems

Jess Abbott

Boulder Site Program Manager: Google
beth cady

Beth Cady

Program Officer: National Academy of Engineering
rodney hunter

Rodney Hunter

Director: Xcel Energy
charles johnson

Charles Johnson

Senior Director of Diversity and Inclusion: Ball Corporation
Kelli Kelly

Kelli Kelly

Business Development and Strategy Director at Kiewit
Alda Licis

Alda Licis

Entreprenerial Infrastructure Executive
Cynthia Murphy-Ortega

Cynthia Murphy-Ortega

University Partnerships and Association Relations Manager: Chevron
Bradford Peagler

Bradford Peagler

Project Engineer: Shell Oil Company

Kristyn Ream

External Technology Partnerships Program Manager: Lockheed Martin Space
Robert Sawaya

Robert Sawaya

COO: Campos EPC, LLC
Cherie Summers

Cherie Summers

Assistant Dean for Administration: College of Engineering and Applied Science
Alex Villacorta

Alex Villacorta

ResiShares: Co-Founder, Data & Analytics Executive and Scientist

Lynn Waelde

Professor: Palo Alto University