Roy T. Gregg, Jr. currently serves as the Director of Cooperative Education and Professional Practice Program at The University of Alabama. Since 1978 Roy has worked in the field of Cooperative Education at The University of Alabama. During his 36 years in the field of Cooperative Education, he has held numerous elected/appointed positions with state, regional, and national professional organizations. In addition, Roy has been instrumental in serving as a consultant to colleges, employers, the US Department of Education, and the US Office of Personnel Management. From 1982-1995 Roy was the Project Director for The Southeast Training Center for Cooperative Education. Funded by the US Department of Education and one of four training centers for Cooperative Education, he trained college and employer representatives from Texas to DC to Puerto Rico. Throughout his career, he has placed thousands of UA co-op students in positions nationwide, expanded The University of Alabama’s Co-op Office to include the Professional Practice option, and mentored numerous professionals to pursue careers in Cooperative Education. He has contributed significantly to growth of Cooperative Education in engineering and technology.