FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/25/96
Contact: Margie Yu,
Public Affairs Assistant
THE FIRST NORTHROP GRUMMAN ENDOWED CHAIR AT CAL STATE L.A.
What & Who:
The School of Engineering and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles will host a reception to announce its establishment of the Northrop Grumman Engineering Endowed Chair in Design and Manufacturing and the recent appointment of the first endowed chair, Michael J. Kelly. During the reception, the School will also acknowledge its major contributors with the unveiling of the Donor Wall of Honor. Remarks will be given by James M. Rosser, president, Cal State L.A., and by Marvin Elkin, corporate vice president of Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Wednesday, December 4, 1996, 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Cal State L.A. Engineering and Technology Bldg. A208. The University is located at the Eastern Ave. exit, San Bernardino (I-10) Fwy., at the interchange of the 10 and 710 Fwys.
Michael J. Kelly, a Burbank resident, is an electrical engineer with degrees from Marist College, Catholic University of America and University of Detroit. Prior to coming to Cal State L.A., Kelly held administrative positions and taught at several universities, worked at IBM for 17 years in a variety of management positions, and for a period of almost three years, was the director of the Defense Manufacturing Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Education Foundation. His recent activities include government- sponsored studies on electronic manufacturing in Asia and on related policy implications.
The Northrop Grumman Endowed Chair in Design and Manufacturing has been established in large part through a $200,000 challenge grant previously received from the Northrop Grumman Corporation -- a leading designer, systems integrator, and manufacturer in defense and commercial aerospace. The challenge grant was recently completed through fundings from manufacturing companies throughout Southern California. Original financial support toward this engineering endowed chair was received from the Arco Foundation, Hughes Aircraft and The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation.
For reservations and more information about this event, call (323) 343-4500.