UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering (COE) announces Justin Veilleux, a principal at FEA Consulting Engineers, as the new Alumni Board chair. Veilleux is serving a two-year term through 2023 to support over 3,000 students and five departments within the college.
Veilleux earned a bachelor’s in engineering from UNLV in 2004 and an MBA in 2020. As one of the select few engineers in Nevada with a dual professional engineer (PE) designation in both mechanical and electrical engineering, he was named the COE’s Alumnus of the Year in 2019 and is a regular contributor and judge for its annual Senior Design Competition. He has served on its alumni board since 2020.
“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.
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.
“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.”