Volume X / 2021
The University of Texas at Arlington | College of Engineering

Continuing Leadership

Jim Williams, a civil engineering professor, has been re-elected president of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society. The organization has 141 chapters across the country and has initiated more than 132,000 members.

Dr. Williams, who completed his first two-year term last fall, was re-elected at the organization’s biennial convention in October 2020. The virtual event, hosted by Boise State University, saw the largest turnout in recent memory.

“I’m honored and a little bit surprised,” says Williams, who has been at UTA since 1986. “Our goals are to strengthen existing chapters, develop new chapters, and expand leadership opportunities for our members. We also plan to sharpen our focus on engineering ethics. We have to remember our responsibility to the public in everything we do.”

Williams also hopes to increase membership at UTA, which currently stands at 35. Chi Epsilon recognizes students and graduates for their academic achievements while seeking to foster excellence, connectivity, and engagement among those in the civil engineering community to improve the world.