BAC President Earns Award from Ford Motor Company

President LeRoy recognized for academic leadership in responding to automotive industry

Award winners. Photo courtesy of MAIN Event 20.

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is pleased to announce President Glen LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, has been honored with the Design Industry Award for Academic Innovation from Ford Motor Company. The award acknowledges President LeRoy for his academic leadership in responding to the automotive industry and developing an innovative design curriculum that embraces industry studio processes and technologies.

Ford recognizes LeRoy for his work as dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), a role he held before joining the BAC as President last year. At LTU, LeRoy established a strategic direction and vision, including a long-range plan for the College of Architecture and Design to reposition itself in a competitive marketplace. As part of this plan, he grew the college significantly, expanding its offerings to 13 programs, which included one of school's most successful programs, the Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design.

Created under LeRoy's vision, the Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design takes advantage of LTU's location in the home of the U.S. automotive industry. LeRoy worked directly with automotive leaders to ensure this program would meet the needs of their companies. As a result, the program received significant financial support and positioned its graduates as extremely competitive within the marketplace.

This innovative work that LeRoy lead highlights his experience in strategic planning and implementing a vision, skills that he brings to his role as President of the BAC. LeRoy received the award at Ford's MAIN Event 20 on Sunday, January 10, 2016.