Hardesty Festival of Ideas/Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series: Jeff Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric
Creative Arts Center: Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre
Jeffrey R. Immelt is the ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001.
Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliance, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. A couple years later, in 2000, Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer.
Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times.
Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982.
For more information contact: Nicole Riggleman, 304-293-4257
Groundbreaking Advanced Engineering Research Building
125th Anniversary of Engineering Education Celebration, Erickson Alumni Center
Statler College Open House and The Story of Engineering: West Virginia University, 1887-2012 exhibit opens that Royce J. and Caroline B. Watts Museum at the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Homecoming Football Tent: WVU vs. Baylor
Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series: Wes Bush, chairman, CEO and president, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Engineering Sciences Building: G-102 ESB
Event Description Wes Bush is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation, a leader in global security.
Bush assumed the role of chairman in July 2011. He was named chief executive officer and president in January 2010, and elected to the company's Board of Directors in 2009.
Bush previously served as the president and chief operating officer of the company. Before that, he served as the corporate vice president and chief financial officer, and, earlier, as the president of the company's Space Technology sector. Prior to the acquisition of TRW by Northrop Grumman, he had served since 2001 as president and chief executive officer for TRW's UK-based global Aeronautical Systems. Bush joined TRW in 1987 as a systems engineer, and served in engineering, program management and business development roles in TRW's Space & Electronics business. Prior to joining TRW, he held engineering positions with both the Aerospace Corporation and Comsat Labs.
Bush earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also completed the University of California, Los Angeles' Executive Management Program. Bush serves on the board of directors of Norfolk Southern Corporation. He also serves on boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Conservation International and the Business-Higher Education Forum. In 2008, Bush was appointed to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.
For more information contact Nicole Riggleman, 304-293-4257
25th Anniversary of the Pumpkin Drop
Mountaineer Week Football Tent: WVU vs. TCU
More to come as the year progresses...