Magda Lagoudas has been with the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University for thirty years and has served in various capacities, including teaching in the department of Mechanical Engineering and department of Engineering Technology, served as Associate Director for the Space Engineering Research Center, and Director for the Space Engineering Institute, In 2010, she was hired as Director for Engineering Academic and Student Affairs Office where she led efforts for recruitment, retention, and enrichment in the College of Engineering. She led efforts to establish the first courses and programs on engineering entrepreneurship and launched the AggiE_Challenge program promoting team undergraduate research opportunities thru multidisciplinary and vertically integrated teams. In her current role as Executive Director for Industry & Nonprofit Partnerships she pursues strategic partnerships which benefit engineering students across and strengthen industry engagement with the College of Engineering. She leads college efforts for industry sponsored capstone projects and hosts the annual Engineering Project Showcases events highlighting hundreds of senior capstone team projects to industry. Major capstone partnerships include the partnership with the National Security Innovation Network and sponsorship of twenty-four capstone projects sponsored by various units of the Department of Defense. She serves as the PI for the I-Corps Site grant sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) which has trained about 175 graduate and undergraduate teams on lean launch methodology and customer discovery for market fit. She is a member of the Southwest I-Corps Hub team sponsored by NSF. She leads efforts for the Innovate 4 [x] course which has been offered to students for several years in collaboration with the Common Mission Project. Magda is Past Board Chair of the College Industry Partnerships Division of American Society for Engineering Education and also is a member of the Academic Advising Board for Common Mission Project. Magda holds two degrees in Mechanical Engineering.