Dean Eugene DeLoatch | Breaking through Barriers

Dean Eugene DeLoatch | Breaking through Barriers | Upcoming feature on" The Color of STEM TV" series. 

In 1984 Dean DeLoatch was recruited to launch the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. School of Engineering. During his 33 years at the helm there, he is credited with producing more black engineers than any other person in the history of U.S. higher education.

 “It was about wanting to expose as many young people to a field little known, as I see it, in the African-American community a very critical field for the progress of this nation,”. “I have no regrets taking the route of higher education and engineering as a public matter, and doing it in an environment, where I could impact the thought processes and the decisions to become an engineer in the historically Black colleges and universities in our country.”

“By breaking through barriers and extending possibility, you’ve set a powerful example,”. “Shaping a future that reflects our diversity as a nation—one in which all our young people have the chance to pursue their passion in any field of study, including engineering—you’ve helped bring about progress, now and  for generations to come.”

In 2002, DeLoatch became the first African-American president of the American Society of Engineering Education. He also previously served as secretary of the
board of directors, Technology and Economic Development Corporation
of Maryland, of New York University.