New Florida Tech Dean of College of Aeronautics Named
MELBOURNE, FLA.—Dr. Anthony J. Catanese, president of Florida Institute of Technology, has named Kenneth P. Stackpoole, Ph.D., dean of the College of Aeronautics, effective Feb. 9. Stackpoole most recently was vice president for university relations at Embry-Riddle.
At Embry Riddle for 25 years, Stackpoole was responsible for marketing, communications, and corporate and government relations for the university system, which enrolls 30,000 students annually. During his Embry Riddle career, he also was chairman, flight technology department, and director, business development, of a NASA-led Small Aircraft Transportation System Program.
Stackpoole holds the FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and has 4,600 hours of flight time. He earned his doctoral degree in public affairs from the University of Central Florida. A certified flight instructor for single and multi- engine training, and instrument airplanes, he also is a pilot examiner. He was 2005-2006 chair, National Research Council, Transportation Research Board, committee on intergovernmental relations in aviation and 2005-2006 chair, Daytona Beach Chamber Congressional Action Committee.
“We are very fortunate to have Dr. Stackpoole join us. His rich fund of technical and managerial experience will be a great asset,” said Provost T. Dwayne McCay.