Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1971 – 1996)
Chair of Mechanical Engineering (1971 – 1972)
Dean, College of Engineering (1972 – 1992)
With inspired leadership and a deep commitment to quality, Bob Hering transformed the College of Engineering into a thriving academic center reaching international distinction. As dean, he blended vision, passion, and determination into a formula for 21st Century academic excellence. He pioneered one of the earliest collegiate instructional computer networks, established one of the nation’s first biomedical engineering programs and an innovative center of research excellence in computer-aided design, and inspired ambitious diversity programs benefiting women and minorities. Hering’s masterful advocacy skills earned the College of Engineering an enviable level of respect among colleagues at peer institutions many times larger than Iowa.
Inducted: Saturday, June 11, 2005