WSU President Kirk Schulz has been inducted into the Virginia Tech College of Engineering’s Academy of Engineering Excellence.

Schulz, who earned a bachelor’s and Ph.D in chemical engineering at Virginia Tech in 1986 and 1991, respectively, was among six alumni inducted into the academy during an April 26 ceremony, the university announced. Of the university’s approximately 67,000 living engineering alumni, just 152 have been inducted into the academy.

“This year, we’re excited to see prestigious alumni from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, reflecting the broadening of the field of engineering as a whole,”​ said Julia Ross, Paul and Dorothea Torgersen Dean of Engineering in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering.

The academy was founded in 1999 by F. William Stephenson, former dean of the College of Engineering and by the college’s advisory board.