Frank Splitt


Frank G. Splitt holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northwestern University. He is the former McCormick Faculty Fellow of Telecommunications, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University and Vice President Emeritus of Educational and Environmental Initiatives, Nortel Networks.

As a Director of the International Engineering Consortium, he chaired the Consortium’s Committee on the Future and its Fellow Awards Committee. He was also a member of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (inaugural) Industry Advisory Council, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Educational Activities Board, and the IEEE Corporate Recognition’s Committee.

His professional career covered research & development, marketing, administration, teaching, and public service. He has authored numerous technical papers, as well as articles on public affairs. He is a Fellow of the International Engineering Consortium, a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, an Eminent Engineer of Tau Beta Pi, the recipient of The Drake Group’s 2006 Robert Maynard Hutchins Award, and has been recognized by the State of Wisconsin for Outstanding Lake Stewardship.

His interests involve research and planning for the future of Engineering Education, environmental protection and conservation, and college sports reform. He and his wife Judy reside in Mt. Prospect, Illinois and in Star Lake, Wisconsin.

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