Archive for Thursday, June 19, 2003

KU to announce name for engineering facility

June 19, 2003


Kansas University officials are expected to announce today that the new engineering building under construction will be named for Bob Eaton, a KU graduate and former chairman and CEO of Chrysler.

Eaton, 63, reportedly donated $5 million to the project, which was built with $15 million in private funds.

Eaton, a native of Arkansas City, graduated in 1963 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He was president of General Motors in Europe from 1988 to 1992, when he was named vice president and chief operating officer of General Motors. A year later, he was elected to succeed Lee Iacocca as chairman and CEO of Chrysler. He retired in 2000.

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