CEO and Executive Director, ABET
Michael K. J. Milligan is CEO and Executive Director of ABET. He is responsible for all aspects of ABET global operations, representing 35 technical and professional societies.
Prior to joining ABET, Milligan held various positions in government and academia, including 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. He served as associate professor and deputy department head in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and later worked at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, his master’s from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and bachelor’s from Michigan State University. Milligan also holds an MBA from Western New England College and is a Certified Association Executive. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor societies and a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado and Maryland.
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