U.S. South Central Region

Regional Vice President - Emmett Hull


Emmett D. Hull is a management engineer with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas in Topeka, Kansas. He began his career with BCBSKS in 2016 upon graduation with a B.S. in industrial engineering from Kansas State University. He holds a Lean Six Sigma black belt certification with projects ranging from internal sales process enhancement to electronic onboarding process timeliness improvement.

Emmett is the elected regional vice president of the IISE South Central Region and has served extensively with the Kansas City professional chapter. In the past five years, he has served as the chapter’s newsletter coordinator, communications coordinator, and chapter president. During his presidency, the chapter formed an “All-Kansas” alliance to include the Wichita professional chapter, Wichita State University chapter and Kansas State University chapter.

Emmett looks forward to leading the region and assisting chapters in their individual and relational/regional needs. He will strive to motivate valuable connections between students, professionals, groups, and chapters to seize the manifest potential that the organization carries for members across the globe. Lastly, he looks forward to inciting and recognizing membership growth and consistent engagement within and between chapters as they move forward in their pursuit of improvement.

Assistant Regional Vice President - John Huffman


John Huffman

Senior Technical Fellow – Operations
Spirit AeroSystems
Wichita, Kansas

Assistant Vice President Student Development - Joel Carr


Joel Carr

Assistant Professor and Clinical Consultant
Angelo State University
San Angelo, Texas

Assistant Vice President Student Development - Krishnan Krishnaiyer

Small Krishnan

Krishnan Kirshnaiyer

Center for Improvement -Marathon Petroleum Corporation
San Antonio, Texas

Assistant Vice President Student Development -Suman Niranjan


Suman Niranjan

Assistant Professor of Logistics
G. Brint Ryan College of Business – University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

Assistant Vice President of Communications - Dinesh Govidaraju

Diuesh Govindaraju

Dinesh Govindaraju

Manufacturing Engineer
Martin Sprocket & Gear
Arlington, Texas

Emeritus Regional Vice President - Niranjan Kulkarni

Niranjan pic

Niranjan Kulkarni

Director, Operations Improvement
Austin, Texas

The Chapter Chronicles

What are some of your fellow South Central Region chapters up to? Location cities? Missions? Goals? Objectives? Activities? Accomplishments? Plans for the future?

Click on the chapter you want to read about or read them all!

Professional chapters
Chapter No. 92 Greater Kansas City 

Student Chapters
Chapter No. 825: Kansas State University 

Chapter No. 836: University of Missouri-Columbia 

Chapter No. 917:  Missouri University of Science and Technology 

Chapter Management


Emmett Hull
Region Vice President

U.S. South Central Region

Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas

This region includes seven professional chapters:

There are IISE student chapters at 16 colleges and universities in the region:

  • Kansas State University 
  • Lamar University 
  • Oklahoma State University 
  • St. Mary's University
  • Texas A&M University 
  • Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Texas State University-San Marcos 
  • Texas Tech University 
  • University of Arkansas 
  • University of Houston
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of Oklahoma 
  • University of Texas at Arlington 
  • University of Texas El Paso
  • Wichita State University