BHC RHODES’ President, Kevin Honomichl, has become a mentor for the Engineering Leadership and Innovation (ELI) Program at Kansas State University. The ELI program was developed in response to alumni feedback, corporate discussions, government initiatives and opinions of professional societies that a need exists for technical leaders with a broad understanding of how engineering is practiced in a rapidly changing business environment.
The ELI program will prepare engineering students for potential leadership roles in these types of dynamic environments. Participants enter the four-semester program in their junior year, and will receive a scholarship to take leadership and business courses, learn from an industry mentor, meet with industry leaders and practice hands-on leadership within a creative inquiry team. Honomichl will be an industry mentor which will include having contact with the Program participant at least once a month, maintain and carry out the necessary communication and other activities as mentors deem appropriate.