GM North America president to speak Nov. 6

Mon, 11/04/2013

Contact

Cody Howard
School of Engineering
785-864-2936

LAWRENCE — A top executive with General Motors Co. will speak with University of Kansas students about product and career development at the School of Engineering early next month.

Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, will deliver the 2013 Distinguished Engineering Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Spahr Engineering Classroom, 2 Eaton Hall. Reuss has led GM North America since 2009 and is in charge of performance, manufacturing, portfolio and the dealer network. He began his career with GM as a mechanical engineering intern in 1983.

Using a fireside chat format, Reuss will discuss the importance of product in the automotive business and will provide career and leadership advice to students.

“I’m excited to visit Lawrence and look forward to an engaging dialogue with the students there about the future of engineering and the automotive industry,” Reuss said. “It’s always insightful for me to hear what’s on the minds of students as they prepare for their careers.”

Reuss is the latest in a string of successful auto executives to deliver the Distinguished Engineering Lecture. He joins KU School of Engineering alumni Alan Mulally, Ford Motor Company president and CEO; and Bob Eaton, former chairman of the Chrysler Corporation.

“It’s an honor to welcome Mr. Reuss to the School of Engineering,” said Engineering Dean Michael Branicky. “He brings valuable insight from business, engineering and leadership that will help our students navigate successful careers.”

Robb Sorem, associate professor of mechanical engineering, will facilitate the discussion. The lecture is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited.

About General Motors Co.

General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found online.



Substance abuse can be a struggle for many college students, but the University of Kansas Medical Center is taking action. Click here to see how KU is improving substance abuse prevention and treatment at colleges across Kansas. http://bit.ly/1sHAfTl Tags: #KUworks #College #SubstanceAbuse #Prevention
30% of #physicians will be lost to retirement/attrition over next decade. #KS needs KU #HealthEducationInitiative . #Doctors4KS #ksleg
KU-Van Go partnership supports young people in need Van Go, a Lawrence social service agency, and student interns from the University of Kansas use art to teach job and life skills to high-needs youth. Since the program was established in 1997, hundreds of teens in crisis have found success as they create art for the community. In 2013, Van Go and KU received the inaugural Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration Award at the Campus Compact Heartland Conference on Civic Engagement. The award recognizes an outstanding, involved, and sustained campus--community partnership.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
$275 million in externally funded research expenditures
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times