Civil Engineering Associate Department Chair Grant G. Schultz, an associate professor, has been appointed as the vice chair of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Transportation Education Council. ITE is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs.
The Transportation Education Council is one of 12 councils within the institute and includes 413 members. Vice chair is a one-year renewable position for up to three years. Three years from now, it is anticipated that Schultz will serve as the chair of the Transportation Education Council for a three-year term.
Throughout his career Schultz has served ITE in several capacities including Student Chapter President at Texas A&M University, Transportation Consultants Council Young Professionals participant in 2005, Transportation Education Council Fellow starting in 2010 where he served on both the International Ethics Committee and the Western District Traffic Bowl Standing Committee, service as co-advisor and mentor to the BYU Student Chapter and now vice chair of the Transportation Education Council.
“By being involved myself,” said Schultz. “I am better able to set an example for my students of what they can do in the future to stay involved in their profession and continue their education for a lifetime.”
Schultz is a registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Utah and a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) under the Transportation Professional Certification Board, Inc. He has conducted engineering and research studies and shared the results at presentations at local and national ITE meetings.
“It was through my involvement in ITE that I obtained my jobs and that I was able to stay on the forefront of the profession. ITE is an amazing organization and I am grateful to be a part of it,” he said.