College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Wlezien receives Coffman Medallion


On November 19, Rich Wlezien received the Coffman medallion during a ceremony that included remarks from President Gregory Geoffroy and Dean Jonathan Wickert. Wlezien joined the college in August this year as chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and is the first to hold the recently created Coffman departmental chair. Vance Coffman, an Iowa State engineering alum (BS’67), is an Honorary Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State and a retired CEO of Lockheed Martin.