DeAnna LeitzkeDeAnna Leitzke, PE has been named to the Pieper Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Servant-Leadership at MSOE. Leitzke is an assistant professor in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department.

Since 2006, Leitzke has facilitated dozens of service projects at MSOE which have given students the opportunity to practice the tenants of servant-leadership as they utilize the knowledge gained in their course work. Prior to joining the MSOE faculty, Leitzke worked as a mechanical design engineer and a consulting architectural engineer. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering Management from MSOE in 1998 and 2008, respectively.

Leitzke succeeds Dr. David Howell in this half-time position, which was made possible by a generous grant from the Richard Pieper Family Foundation in 2004. She will continue to teach in the CAECM Department, where she specializes in construction management.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.