Vice Presidents John Lorenz and Dave Doherty leave campus after a combined 56 years of service to Kettering University.
Advocates for co-operative education. Dedicated community supporters. Kettering representatives both nationally and internationally. Friends.
Kettering University said good-bye to two long-time vice presidents in June as Dr. John Lorenz, vice president for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Dr. David Doherty, vice president for International and Government Activities, retired on June 30.
Count 33 years for Dr. Lorenz.
Add 23 years for Dr. Doherty.
President Stan Liberty honored the two vice presidents with the following proclamations, presented in June upon their retirements from Kettering University:
Academic leader, dedicated community volunteer and advocate of international relations and cross-cultural education: you have spent almost a quarter-century leading our institution and providing guidance and knowledge in governmental relations and international educational exchange.
For creating alliances with Engineering universities in Europe, Australia and the United Kingdom to offer students here and abroad a variety of cross-cultural educational opportunities,
For your careful assessment of local and state government, and innovative ideas on how our University can work collaboratively with government to further enhance and enrich the learning environment for our students,
For your community leadership that has positioned Kettering University as an integral and respected part of Flint's past and future success,
And for your active membership in organizations including McLaren Regional Medical Center Board, Society of Automotive Engineers, Flint School Board, Genesee Area Focus Council, Phi Delta Kappa National Education Fraternity, and others that brought pride to our institution through your active participation and wisdom,
is proud to honor you for your dedicated service, commitment, and professionalism as Vice President for International and Government Activities, and thanks you for your many contributions.
June 12, 2006
Academic leader, dedicated faculty member and champion of Engineering education: you have spent more than three decades in leadership positions with our institution providing important guidance and knowledge in engineering and applied science education here and throughout the nation.
For being true to your original intent to help students become the best that they can be in their fields,
For your careful assessment of trends in engineering and industrial fields, and thoughtful ideas on how our University can prepare students to meet and exceed professional expectations,
For your generous and kind-hearted spirit, and your knowledge and wisdom that has successfully guided Kettering University through the challenges it has faced,
And for your national leadership to organizations including SAE, ABET and others that brought pride to our institution through your active participation,
is proud to honor you for your dedicated service, commitment, and professionalism as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and thanks you for your many contributions.
June 12, 2006
Written by Pat Mroczek