Dr. Lewis has served as Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department for the past 6 years. May 27, 2016 Dr. Randy Lewis has served diligently over the past 6 years as Chair of Chemical Engineering. During his tenure he has oversaw the addition of problem based learning to the unit operations lab experience and the addition of hands on lab experiences to the Freshman introductory course to chemical engineering. He also oversaw the hiring of 3 new faculty and guided 4 faculty through the continuing status process and 1 faculty to the rank of full professor. Under his tenure the department endowment size doubled and significant financial contributions to the new building were obtained through the generous donations of alumnus and friends of the department. The current faculty, students and alumnus of chemical engineering department wish to thank Dr. Lewis for his service and dedication to the department.