News in 2021

Dr. Steven Frank passed away

January 2021

Steven Frank at the General Assembly 2012 in Rome, Italy

It is with sadness that we can inform that Dr. Steven Frank, retired Surveying Engineering professor at New Mexico State University, passed away on Thursday morning, January 21st 2021.

Rest in Peace...

Steven Frank was a well-known and respected personality in FIG. He served as chair of FIG Commission 2 on Professional Education for the term 2011-2014 and had already before that time been deeply engaged in the work of FIG and the commission.

FIG Foundation President John Hohol writes:

Steve Frank was a long-time great friend.  He will be dearly missed.

Steve was an outstanding educator and supporter of young surveyors. 

He was a National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Delegate to the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG). He served as Chair of FIG Commission 2 (Professional Education) and served with me on the FIG Foundation Board (2011-2014) as a Director. During his term on the Foundation Board he generously contributed, both in guidance and financially.

Steve was a past president of the New Mexico Professional Surveyors, a board member of the Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES), and past president of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS). 

He also served as a member of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ABET) which provides accreditation to more than 3,100 surveying engineering programs for 600 colleges worldwide.

He received his bachelor degree in surveying engineering and master’s in civil engineering with an emphasis in surveying engineering from California State University, Fresno. After obtaining his master’s and bachelor’s degrees, he went on to receive his doctorate in surveying engineering from the University of Maine. He has worked in California, Saudi Arabia, and Maine before moving to New Mexico.



Louise Friis-Hansen
25 January 2021