Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient
College of Science and Engineering, November 6, 2014
Patrick M. Foley received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the College of Science and Engineering in 1971 at the University of Minnesota. He has served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District since 1972 and has served as hydraulics section chief since 1987. Foley’s years of service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a premier technical expert has impacted infrastructure projects throughout the nation. His technical ability and reputation earned him positions on the Corps Hydrology Committee, numerous Corps research committees, the Corps H&H Task Force on Hydrology and Hydraulics Capability, and as a writer of the Levee System Evaluation Engineering Circular. Foley is a member and chair of the Minnesota Water Resources Committee of USACE, committee member of the Minnesota Water Resources Conference, and a member of the Minnesota Climate Change Adaptation Committee. In 2010, the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers inducted Foley as a Diplomat.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.