Call her Commissioner

May 27, 2004

Dr. Jackie El-Sayed has been appointed to the Michigan Truck Safety Commission by Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

Jackie El-Sayed, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed to the Michigan Truck Safety Commission by Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The commission is responsible for the expenditures of the truck safety fund and establishes truck driver safety education classes. El-Sayed will represent Michigan's four-year colleges and universities on the commission until Aug. 4, 2005.

Gov. Granholm thanked El-Sayed in a letter dated May 13 and said the state will benefit from her background and experience. "I know that you will do the people's work with excellence and integrity and that you will never take lightly the responsibility the people have given you."

El-Sayed said she was excited to learn her appointment had been confirmed. "I fit all the right categories," she said. "I'm a Ph.D. at a four-year university, I have industrial experience at General Motors and I formerly held a Class 2 license." El-Sayed's truck driving days were in the early 1980s, when she was a co-op student for GMC Truck and Coach. "I thought if I was going to build trucks as a manufacturing engineer, I should be able to drive them." So El-Sayed earned her Class 2 license to drive 18-wheelers.

El-Sayed is a 1986 graduate of Kettering/GMI and a second-generation graduate of the school. She is the moderator-elect of the governing faculty and serves on Kettering's President Search Committee. She lives in Bloomfield Township with her family.

Her first commission meeting is in July.

Written by Patricia Mroczek
(810) 762-9533
pmroczek@kettering.edu