William J. “Bill” McElroy, P.E.

Associate Director Bill McElroyAssociate Director
Gene Fraser Teaching Professorship

Office: 311 Weil hall
Phone: (352) 294-7561
Email: Leadership@eng.ufl.edu


  • M.S., University of Florida


Bill McElroy is the Associate Director of the Engineering Leadership Institute at the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College Of Engineering. In addition to administrative duties for the Institute, he develops and teaches courses in engineering leadership, advanced engineering leadership, and engineering ethics and professionalism.

McElroy is a licensed professional engineer (Florida) with a 42-year history of private and public sector engineering experiences throughout a wide variety of water resources and environmental engineering discipline areas. This included serving as Vice-President and Area Manager for CH2M HILL’s (now Jacobs Engineering Group) Gainesville, Florida office, where he oversaw operations for approximately 200 multi-disciplined staff of engineers, scientists, and technicians during the last 9 years of his consulting engineering career. Bill has a Master’s degree from the University of Florida, with an undergraduate background in earth sciences and environmental engineering.