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Source: James Goddard, 785-532-3569,
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News release prepared by: Katie Mayes, 785-532-6415,

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009


MANHATTAN -- James Goddard, professor of architectural engineering and construction science in the College of Engineering at Kansas State University, has been named vice president and president-elect of the American Council for Construction Education.

Goddard will serve a two-year term as vice president of the council, serve as its president from 2011-2013, and then serve a term as past-president.

The American Council for Construction Education is the accrediting agency for the more than 80 construction management programs in the United States, Canada and Australia. The council is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the accrediting agency for four-year baccalaureate degree programs, two-year associate-degree programs and graduate programs in construction management.

"I am very honored to be given this opportunity by professionals of the construction industry to lead this esteemed association," Goddard said. "The American Council for Construction Education has become a primary link between the construction industry, postsecondary education institutions and the U.S. Department of Education. I am looking forward to the challenges of leadership that will follow."

Goddard, who has been with K-State for 37 years, teaches and coordinates the university's construction science and management program. He has advised a number of award-winning construction management teams, the K-State student chapter of Associated General Contractors and Sigma Lambda Chi, the international construction science honor society at K-State.

Goddard has served in other positions with the American Council for Construction Education. For the last 15 years he has chaired many of the council's accreditation teams that have visited major universities. He also has been the primary trainer of accreditation visiting team members for the council.

In addition, Goddard been president of other construction-related organizations such as the Associated Schools of Construction and Sigma Lambda Chi. In 2000 he received the Outstanding Educator Award from the Associated Schools of Construction.

Goddard has a bachelor's degree in building construction from K-State and a master's degree in building construction from the University of Florida.