Roy and Marcia Armes Engineering Leadership Institute

Grand Challenges Summit

The Engineering Leadership Institute (ELI) provides promising engineering students with opportunities to hone their leadership skills by participating in seminars, team-building exercises, public speaking opportunities, and national conferences. ELI was launched in 2009 by Dean Nagi Naganathan, catalyzed by the generous philanthropic support of Roy and Marcia Armes. Mr. Roy Armes is a 1975 graduate of the UT College of Engineering.


“The University of Toledo produces outstanding graduates, including many excellent engineers. Helping students develop leadership skills, in addition to their academic skills, is an increasingly important component of education, particularly in today’s globally competitive environment. My wife [Marcia] and I feel we have been very fortunate, professionally and personally. We are pleased to be able to give back to the University, and hope that by creating the Engineering Leadership Institute, we can help others develop the necessary skills to succeed.” 
Roy Armes (BSME, ’75)

Roy and Marcia Armes Engineering Leadership Institute Award Ceremony Video 2019- Click here    
Responsibilities of ELI student members

Last Updated: 6/30/19