Dr. G. Michael Howard, professor emeritus, has been a driving force within the University of Connecticut since 1961, when he joined the newly-formed Chemical Engineering Department as a faculty member. During his career, Dr. Howard was responsible for introducing many new courses and curriculum innovations in the department and the School. As an administrator, he served as Associate Dean of Engineering for undergraduate programs (’74-’88); Acting Department Head; long-term member of the University Senate and its executive committee; and member and chair of the University Athletic Advisory Committee. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University Student Government and, twice, the Rogers Outstanding Teaching Award in Chemical Engineering. Nationally, Dr. Howard chaired the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) National Program Committee on Education and the Liaison Committee between AIChE and the ASEE Chemical Engineering Division. He remains active in teaching the senior lab course and advising students. In his honor, colleagues and former students established the Mike Howard Educational Excellence Fund in Chemical Engineering.