Justin Veilleux, a principal at FEA Consulting Engineers, has been appointed the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering (COE) Alumni Board chair. Veilleux is serving a two-year term through 2023 to support over 3,000 students and five departments within the college.
“UNLV’s reputation as a leading innovator and prestigious institution within the local engineering industry perfectly aligned with my professional goals and values,” said Veilleux, who leads FEA’s electrical, low voltage and lighting engineering design departments. “This opportunity will not only allow me to pay it forward to the next generation of engineers, but I will also be able to play a vital role in shaping the future of our trade.”
During Veilleux’s term as board chair, he plans to continue developing the organization’s fundraising efforts. He will also help lead the college in its efforts to help advance students’ skillsets and prepare students to successfully enter the industry’s workforce after graduation.
“We’re incredibly lucky to have alumni like Justin who choose to stay involved with our College and give countless hours to support the future engineers of Southern Nevada,” said Rama Venkat, Dean of the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. “Justin isn’t just a consummate professional and success story, he is an inspiration to our students and our faculty.”
As one of the select few engineers in Nevada with a dual professional engineer (PE) designation in both mechanical and electrical engineering, Veilleux also intends to leverage his experience to counsel and mentor students.
“I’m proud to support my alma mater and help further its growth and development in any way I can,” said Veilleux. “My efforts are focused on helping the students achieve their own personal and professional goals.”
Veilleux and the COE executive committee already have several projects underway, including an alumni event to place honorary plaques on the canoes outside of the Thomas T. Beam Engineering Complex. The committee is also planning an event to highlight previous winners of the annual Senior Design Competition in an effort to exemplify alumni’s achievements outside of UNLV.