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MSU Associate Dean Dr. Ahmad Zargari and Alumnus Walter Pozgay elected to ATMAE leadership board

Dr. Ahmad ZargariWalter Pozgay
Dr. Ahmad Zargari, professor and associate dean of MSU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) and MSU alumnus Walter Pozgay (Class of 2014) were elected to board leadership positions with the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).   

Zargari was elected to serve as the ATMAE Board of Accreditation chair from 2021 to 2025. The ATMAE Board of Accreditation has autonomy in formulating accreditation standards for educational programs through developing and implementing accreditation policies, rules, and procedures for conducting accreditation activities and determining accreditation status.  

“Dr. Zargari is an excellent choice to serve as chair of the ATMAE Board of Accreditation. He has provided service to ATMAE in numerous and important ways for a number of years now and is passionate about ATMAE accreditation,” said Dr. Johnathan Nelson, dean of MSU’s Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology. “Our programs have benefited from his knowledge of the ATMAE accreditation standards and process, and I am pleased that he will be able to support accreditation efforts across the United States and throughout the world in his new role. I am confident that Dr. Zargari will do a wonderful job as chair.”  

Currently, five MSU programs are accredited by ATMAE through November 2026. They are:  
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction and Civil Engineering Technology  
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology  
  • Mechanical and Manufacturing Technology  
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology Management  
  • Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management  
Pozgay was elected as vice-chair of the ATMAE Board of Directors for the 2021/2022 term. He is a Certified Senior Technology Manager through ATMAE and recently completed a two-year term as the Industry Representative on ATMAE’s Board of Directors. Pozgay is a member and past chair of the Advisory Board for the SECS and holds a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt through ASQ and a Certified Industrial Electronics Technician card through ISCET and ETA-I. He currently works as a senior manager of engineering labs at GE Appliances in Louisville.  

 ATMAE is a professional association with more than 1,000 members who share technology, management and applied engineering ideas, research, and applications that impact the future positively. Since 1967 ATMAE members, who are college and university educators, administrators, students, and industry professionals, have been dedicated to solving complex technological problems and developing the competitive technologist and applied engineering workforce.   

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