Ron Eaglin, 2012
- Associate Vice President, College of Technology
- DSC employee since 2010
Degrees and schools where awarded: Ph.D. UCF - Environmental Engineering; M.S., UCF - Environmental Engineering; B.S., University of South Carolina - Mechanical Engineering.
Outside interests: Adventure racing, running, hiking, climbing, programming, gaming, soccer, swimming, mountain biking. (Ask him about how he recently helped rescue a fellow adventurer who was kidnapped by a group of Huaorani tribe members in the Ecuadorian rain forest.)
I teach because it is part of me.
Advice to students: Focus on what you’re doing. Life always has its distractions. But if you have something that you want to achieve, like a degree program, you’ve got stay focused on the goal. If it was easy, everyone would do it.
What did you do prior to joining Daytona State College? Professor at UCF.
What projects are you working on right now? I’m finishing up our Volusia Manufacturers Association mural installation for the Advanced Technology College. It’s a great way to convey to students who the employers are in our area and what skills they must learn to get jobs. I’m also focused on developing new connections between our ATC industry partners, students and faculty.
What has been the most rewarding thing about your Daytona State College experience? Working with good people.
What is one goal you still hope to achieve in your career? To have a solid, positive influence at the national level.
One thing people are surprised to find out about me is: I am a musician. Guitar and bass. I played in a band for a long time. That’s how I
learned not to be shy.
Last book read: Hunger Games, all of them, one night.
If they could bottle your personality what would the label read? Do not open, impossible to get back in bottle.
If you could have a dinner party and invite any four people, dead or alive, the guest list would be: My family - the ones I choose to eat with every night.
The Daytona State of Mind to me is: Thinking about how well you teach and focusing on students.