Ron Sega, former dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS, recently was feted as part of a retirement celebration. Sega, who was dean from 1996 to 2001 and a member of the faculty since 1982, was recognized by current and former members of the faculty as well as several industry leaders.
During a reception at the Kraemer Family Library, Sega was credited for creating the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and for new degrees in computer science. As a NASA astronaut, while on leave from UCCS in the 1990s, Sega flew two missions aboard the Space Shuttle and carried the UCCS flag with him on those missions.
On leave from UCCS since 2001, Sega went on to serve as undersecretary of the U.S. Air Force and in various positions at Colorado State University and Ohio State University.