Dr. Delbert Kimbler and his wife Beth are creating a lasting opportunity for students in the field of Industrial Engineering.
A lifelong passion for Industrial Engineering and a serious appreciation of education and USF lead Dr. Delbert Kimbler and his wife Beth to create the Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering (IMSE). This innovative series will provide a lasting opportunity for students to connect with, and learn from, eminent professors, researchers, and practitioners in the field of Industrial Engineering.
Dr. Kimbler graduated from USF in 1976 with an Industrial Engineering degree, and was a professor in the IMSE department from 1980 to 1986. He went on to become the chair of the Industrial Engineering Department at Clemson, and is now a Professor Emeritus there.
“My goal is to help students get a relevant education,” said Kimbler, “I received more from USF than I could ever hope to give back.”
The lectures will expose IMSE students to the latest
innovations in research, technology, teaching, and practice. They will also
create opportunities for the leading professionals in the field to learn about
the Industrial and Management Systems Engineering department and the
accomplishments of its students and faculty, which will help lead to higher
rankings and in turn, to attracting better students, faculty, and staff.
“The Del and Beth Kimbler Lecture Series Endowment allows students and faculty to gain exposure to relevant topics that have both fundamental research and industrial based underpinnings,” said IMSE professor and chair Dr. Tapas Das, “The ability to perpetuate the interactions with renown experts in the field is of utmost importance in a research university.”