Dean’s Leadership Council, Gallogly College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman
Michael Pezzulli is an OU senior from Fairview, Texas, majoring in chemical engineering, with minors in psychology and chemistry. He is an exceptional lead mentor for the Dean’s Leadership Council, a peer mentoring and tutoring program that pairs outstanding upperclassmen with younger engineering students.
“Michael cares about the students and takes the time to determine how they are really doing,” said Julie Dahlgren, assistant to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. “He follows through and finds resources for them to aid in their academic success.”
Pezzulli played a large role in assigning and grouping mentors to the Engineering 1411 course sections last summer. In addition, he works for the Dean of Academic Affairs in support of undergraduate programs. He has provided valuable insight and guidance to the processes in the college and has taken on leadership for components of the college’s re-accreditation visit preparation, Dean’s Leadership Council meetings, and generally any task he is asked to do.
“He dives in, figures it out, and gets the resources he needs to accomplish the task quickly and accurately,” Dahlgren said. “Michael has provided valuable input from both a student and staff perspective, improving the process flow for several of our events and meetings. His pleasant demeanor and eagerness to help have been commented on by numerous faculty and staff. He reacts well under the pressures of last-minute deadlines, and has proven he can handle whatever is asked of him with calm efficiency.”
About the Program: The Dean’s Leadership Council in OU’s Gallogly College of Engineering consists of engineering students with excellent academic credentials, leadership and communication skills. They serve as mentors to freshman and transfer engineering students, tutors for courses in engineering curricula, and student recruiters for engineering majors.