New Trustee chair

Sep 16, 2009

Gary Cowger, group vice president for General Motors and a 1970 graduate, is the new chair of Kettering University's Board of Trustees. He is joined by Charles Kettering III of Denver as the new vice chair.

Gary Cowger ‘ 70, group vice president at General Motors, was elected chair of the Kettering University Board of Trustees during the board’s annual meeting Sept. 11.  Cowger will lead the board for a two-year term.

He replaces Bruce Coventry ’75, president of Dresser Waukesha of Wisconsin, who completed his two-year term as chair.  Coventry will remain on the board as a trustee.

Charles Kettering III, president of the Kettering Family Foundation of Denver, was elected vice chair for a two-year term.  He replaces Cowger, who previously served as vice chair.

Jackie Dedo ’84, vice president of strategy and business development at the Dana Holding Corp. in Toledo, Ohio, was elected secretary for a two-year term.  Completing the slate of officers are Susan Bolt, Kettering’s vice president of Administration and Finance, as treasurer, and Susan Fleckenstein, assistant to Kettering President Stan Liberty, as the assistant secretary to the board.

Kettering’s Board of Trustees currently has 34 members.


Written by Patricia Mroczek