Ralph Ford, director of the School of Engineering and associate dean for industry and external relations at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been re-elected Vice President of Member and Geographic Activities for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The society is the world’s largest technical professional association, with more than 425,000 members in 160 countries.
Ford oversees an IEEE business unit that generates $35 million in annual revenue. He provides advice and support for all IEEE regional operations, including membership development, financial operations and student activities.
IEEE has more than 116,000 student members at more than 2,300 college chapters, including Penn State Behrend.