Don Carter, long time Central Oklahoma Chapter member recently retired from the University of Oklahoma (OU). He continues to serve the COK chapter in several areas, from helping the Student Activity chairs to manning the registration desk at our Fall RP Golf event.
For more than 12 years the Construction Science Division (CNS) at the University of Oklahoma was lucky enough to have Don Carter, an experienced and dedicated professional, teaching students about mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems. As a member of the facilities management team at OU since 1992, Don brought his practical experience to bear and used his resources to provide students with an MEP education that was student centered, grounded in the real world and that evolved as systems changed.
In an effort to ensure MEP classes in the future benefit from the same kinds of real world experiences, and are taught by faculty who are committed to students, the Construction Science Division is creating an endowed faculty fellowship. To honor Don and his impact on the OU campus, it will be named the Don Carter MEP Fellowship. The fellowship will provide resources to a CNS faculty member teaching MEP classes. It will help to ensure that both practical experiences and the newest technologies are always part of the MEP classes in Construction Science. Additionally, it will help the CNS Division recruit and retain excellent faculty that are passionate about MEP systems and the specialty side of the industry.