About Region D

Founded in 1979, NAMEPA is a national network of educators and representatives from industry, government, and nonprofit organizations who share a common commitment to improving the recruitment and retention of African Americans, Hispanics, and American Indians earning degrees in engineering. As a recognized authority in minority engineering education, NAMEPA promotes the professional development of its members and serves as an advocate for and resource to those programs and organizations that seek to recruit, educate, and employ diverse engineering talent.

NAMEPA makes a difference by …

  • Serving companies by providing direct access to minority engineering talent
  • Training educators including MEP directors and university administrators
  • Supporting students through scholarships and networking opportunities

NAMEPA Region D is committed to sharing best practices for recruitment and retention and to providing members with information and tools to improve workflow and outcomes. We encourage participation in our regional events and discussion and invite you to contact any of our regional officers to find out how you can get more involved and make the most of your NAMEPA membership.

Region D includes the following states

  • Arizona
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Dakota
  • Texas

Regional Contact:

Jacqueline M. Gatson
Program Coordinator | College of Engineering
National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates | Region D Chair
Kansas State University | 1056 Rathbone Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


Regional Brochure


To provide quality services, information, and tools for our stakeholders to produce a diverse pool of engineers and scientists, and achieve equity and parity in the nation's workforce.
To be recognized as the national expert in the development and production of a diverse pool of engineers and scientists.
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