M. Katherine Banks
Vice Chancellor of Engineering and National Laboratories, The Texas A&M University System; Dean of Engineering, Texas A&M University
M. Katherine Banks is vice chancellor for engineering for The Texas A&M University System and dean of the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University. Banks oversees coordination and collaboration among the engineering, academic and research programs at seven universities throughout the A&M System, as well as three state agencies: the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES), the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).
Banks is also TEES director, overseeing research administration of more than 4,800 projects and $175 million in sponsored research. As dean of Texas A&M’s College of Engineering, University Distinguished Professor and holder of the Harold J. Haynes Dean’s Chair in Engineering, Banks leads one of the largest engineering schools in the country, with more than 20,000 students and 600 faculty.
Banks is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.