COLLEGE STATION — David Milligan, a division director with the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), will be introduced April 7 as the 2005 Alumni Ambassador for Texas A&M University—Commerce’s Department of Industrial Engineering and Technology.
Recognizing outstanding career achievements, the award is the highest honor an academic department can bestow on a former student.
Texas A&M-Commerce President Keith McFarland will present Milligan, who received his master’s degree in industrial technology from the university, with honors next month at a campus luncheon. Milligan will also participate in a forum where he will meet with academic departments and speak to classes about his post-graduate experiences.
“It is a great distinction to be considered an Alumni Ambassador for Texas A&M – Commerce,” Milligan said. “Throughout my career and now as TEEX’s Professional and Regulatory Training director, I have consistently strived to utilize the education and values I gained at the university.”
Milligan manages the TEEX Mesquite training campus, which is home to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training Institute’s Southwest Education Center. This was ranked the top OSHA center in 2004, training more participants than the federal OSHA Training Institute.
Other TEEX safety programs target groups with statistically high injury rates, such as Spanish-speaking construction workers, telecommunications tower construction workers and oil and gas industry employees.
A native of Missouri, Milligan has 21 years of experience in management and expertise in safety-related operations. Before joining TEEX last October, he was manager of safety operations for Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif.
Milligan is retired from the U.S. Army and served assignments at the U.S. Army Safety Center. He is a Certified Safety Professional and a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
TEEX, a member of The Texas A&M University System, offers hands-on, customized training, exercises, technical assistance and technology transfer services impacting Texas and beyond.