The National Consotrium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM)
Appointed Executive Director of the GEM Consotrium, on a shared time program offered by the Ford Motor Company to management employees wishing to serve in a non-profit organization prior to planned retirement. The GEM Consortium encompassed approximately 80 major companies and corporations, and approximaely 75 major universities, andf offered fellowships to underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate (MS and PhD) programs in engineering and the sciences. Prior to this appointment, served for 5 years on the Executive Committee of the GEM Consotrium.
During this assignment, work time was split equally between the Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan and the GEM Consortium located in Notre Dame, Indiana.