Jim Eagan was hired in September 1985 and retired in December 2002 after 17 1/2 years of dedicated service. Upon his retirement, he was granted Emeritus status.
Jim was an outstanding instructor who cared deeply about his students and was passionately committed to doing whatever he could to help them success. He taught a variety of courses in Math, Science and Engineering, including Engineering Communications, Statics, Descriptive Geometry, Industrial Materials Technology, Mechanics, Introduction to Engineering, Drafting, Computer Aided Drafting, and Physics.
Jim received statewide and regional recognition for his work towards increasing the diversity of students entering and succeeding in Engineering, Science and Technology. He established, advised and facilitated the Women in Engineering Club, a club designed to increase the number of women pursuing science, technology and engineering career pathways.
Jim chaired and played an instrumental role in the annual meetings of the Advisory Committee for Engineering Technology and the Advisory Committee for Women in Engineering. Jim served the college through his participation on numerous committees including faculty selection in the Math and Science Division.
Jim was held in the highest esteem by administrators, colleagues and students. He believed strongly in the mission of the community colleges, especially opening the door to underrepresented students in science, technology and engineering.