The newest member of the University of Central Florida Board of Trustees has worked in engineering for more than two decades and is an advocate for STEM education.

Beverly J. Seay was appointed by the Florida Board of Governors to a five-year term that started Thursday. Seay’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Seay is the vice president and general manager for global professional services at CAE Integrated Enterprise Solutions, a leader in modeling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defense. CAE employs about 8,000 people at more than 100 sites across 30 countries.

She also serves on the dean’s advisory board for the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and she is a board member of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.

Before joining CAE, Seay worked for Science Applications International Corporation for 24 years. She managed the development and delivery of services, systems, products and operations support for modeling, simulation and training for customers such as the U.S. Department of Defense, NATO and several foreign governments.

Seay earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in computers, information and control engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.