School of Engineering and Technology adjunct faculty member inducted into Shortridge High School Hall of Fame

  • July 3, 2014


INDIANAPOLIS -- Cleveland Lewis, a longtime adjunct faculty member in the School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has been inducted into the Shortridge High School Hall of Fame. Lewis was a member of the Shortridge Class of 1959.

He joins a select group of Hall of Fame inductees, including Richard Lugar, Kurt Vonnegut, Judy O'Bannon, Eugene Glick and Sidney Eskenazi.

Lewis, who graduated with a bachelor’s in engineering technology from the school in 1976, worked as an engineer for nearly 40 years, first with the Chrysler Corp. and then with Allison Transmission, a Division of General Motors in Indianapolis.

He serves on the school's alumni association Board of Directors and is an associate faculty member in the school's Minority Engineering and Advancement Program. An active member of the board since 1995, Lewis has served in many capacities, including chair of the board’s Scholarship and Awards Committee and past president of the Purdue Alumni Association at IUPUI.  

Lewis has received several awards at IUPUI, including the Outstanding Achievement Award, recognizing his work with the Center for Leadership Development. As a faculty member, he received the school’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Teaching Excellence Award, Outstanding Faculty Award and the Maynard K. Hine Award for his significant contributions to IUPUI and its alumni programs.

Cleveland Lewis

Cleveland Lewis

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