Texas A&M University-Kingsville Long-time engineering professor earns Distinguished Faculty Service Award
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Long-time engineering professor earns Distinguished Faculty Service Award

Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2019

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Dr. Rajab Challoo

KINGSVILLE (October 3, 2019) — The Faculty Senate at Texas A&M University-Kingsville recently honored Dr. Rajab Challoo, professor of electrical engineering, with the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. He was presented with the award by Dr. Ambrose Anoruo, president of the Faculty Senate.
Challoo has been at the university for many years and has made many positive contributions to his department, college and the university. During his service as chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Science Engineering, the department grew from 350 students to 1,300 students in less than four years, which necessitated the addition of 12 faculty.
He served the Faculty Senate for many years including serving as president three times in 2004, 2013 and 2015. No one has ever been elected president three times. Challoo has served as chair or member of over 30 university committees. He received the Engineering Dean’s Outstanding Service Award and was honored by the students in his department as Professor of the Year four consecutive years. He also received a merit of excellence award and the Javelina Alumni Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Challoo served as vice president and president of the Texas A&M-Kingsville American Association of University Professors and vice president of the campus Texas Faculty Association. He was elected by the Texas State American Association of University Professors to serve as vice president for District III for the state conference.
He was founding director of the Maquiladora Engineering master’s program and of the University Honors Program, now the Honors College. Challoo has been involved in over $7 million in funded external research grants from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research and Department of Defense and along with his colleagues and students has published over 100 technical peer-reviewed papers. He also is editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Applied Sciences.
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