Dave House ‘65, a longtime supporter of Michigan Tech and the College of Computing, was inducted into the newly-established College honor academy on Monday, April 4, 2022, at the first-ever Computing[MTU] Showcase. He is recognized for “his profound and long-term commitment to computing and Michigan Tech.”
House’s influence, vision, and support were key to the formation of the College. In 2021, he funded the first-ever endowed deanship at Michigan Tech—the Dave House Dean of Computing—as well as multiple endowed professorships within the college.
“Dave has been extraordinarily gracious with his time, influence, wisdom, and financial support here at Michigan Tech,” says Dennis Livesay, Dave House Dean of Computing.
“Computing has invaded every part of our lives and its influence is only growing with time,” says House. “I’m glad to help Michigan Tech advance both the science of computing and the application of computing in every field of learning.”
Dean Livesay summarizes House’s contributions this way, “Dave is one of the university’s most successful alumni, he’s one of our biggest supporters, and he is the person who always challenges us to innovate and to shoot for nothing less than excellence.”
House played the lead role in Michigan Tech’s acquisition of the Ann Arbor-based Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI). He was also Chairman of Michigan Tech’s most recent Capital Campaign.
House’s many career accolades include his work at Intel Corp., where he grew the company’s microprocessor unit from $40 million to $4 billion a year and managed the team that developed the familiar and successful “Intel Inside” marketing campaign.