Title: University President, Academic Administrator (Retired)
Company: National Technology University
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Lionel Baldwin, University President and Retired Academic Administrator at National Technology University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in education management.
Known for his work his education, Dr. Baldwin has a wealth of expertise dating back more than four decades of experience. Proficient in engineering and being an academic administrator, he has travelled the world to develop professionally. Dr. Baldwin has provided many years of service and has left a profound mark on the educational development of generations of students. He served as the president of National Technology University for nearly a decade before retiring from this position in 2000. He originally founded the university in 1984, and worked as the dean of engineering and a professor in the subject matter. After his time with NTU, Dr. Baldwin became the director, founding consultant and treasurer of the African Virtual University in Nairobi, Kenya. This university, a project of the World Bank, brings quality education and training through innovation and information communication technologies.
Dr. Baldwin got his start in education by following his own academic path at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor of Science magna cum laude in 1954. He followed this degree up with a Master of Science in 1955 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before earning a PhD from the Case Institute of Technology in 1959, Dr. Baldwin served in the United States Air Force for three years. While pursuing a PhD, he began working at a research engineer for the National Advisory Committee on Aeroscience in Cleveland, Ohio. One of his first academic administrator positions out of college was as the acting dean of engineering at Colorado State University in 1964.
In order to provide the best quality of service throughout his career, Dr. Baldwin has maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations, which include the Society of Mechanical Engineers, IEEE and the National Society of Professional Engineers. Additionally, he is a fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education, as well as a chairman of the Engineering Deans Council. Dr. Baldwin has been recognized for his accomplishments throughout his career. In 2000, he was awarded the Innovator Award from the Society of Satellite Professionals International. In 1996, the American Association of Engineering presented him with the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award. He has also received accolades from the American Association of Engineering Societies, the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce and the University of Notre Dame. In 1993, he was inducted to the Engineering Education Hall of Fame.
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