Engineering Alumnus Stanley Named 2009 Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

UI College of Engineering Distinguished Alumni Academy member Richard H. Stanley (MS 1963 sanitary engineering), chair of the board of directors of The Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA, has been named the 2009 Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus.  He will be honored at the 104th annual national convention October 17 in New Brunswick, NJ.

Tau Beta Pi is the national engineering honor society.  This is the 13th year of the award which recognizes alumni members who have demonstrated adherence to the ideals of Tau Beta Pi (integrity, breadth of interest, adaptability, and unselfish activity) and to fostering a spirit of liberal culture on local, national, and international scales.

Stanley will be recognized with a commemorative plaque and a $2,000 scholarship to be given in his name to a deserving student member of Tau Beta Pi.

Stanley's selection as 2009 Distinguished Alumnus is representative of his personal and professional dedication to living as a world citizen promoting peace and justice in the world.  As a leader of engineering services and the Stanley Foundation, he has influenced global change through a commitment to understanding and excellence.

In addition to being chair of the board of directors of the Stanley Foundation, he also is chair emeritus of the Stanley Group of companies and director of Stanley Consultants, Inc., which provides engineering, environmental, and construction services worldwide.  As a registered engineer in more than 40 states, he has served the engineering profession in many capacities, including as chair of the Committee on Federal Procurement of Architectural and Engineering Services, as president of the Iowa Engineering Society, and on several other councils.  Under his leadership, Stanley Consultants has grown to be the largest engineering firm in Iowa and is currently active in 16 countries.