Popular Business Commentators Jack And Suzy Welch To Meet With UMass Amherst Students Sept. 15

DATE: Monday, Sept. 15, 2008
TIME: 11 a.m. to noon
PLACE: Case Study Room 108
Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst alumnus and former GE CEO Jack Welch and his wife, Suzy, popular columnists for BusinessWeek magazine, will take questions and offer their observations on current topics in business in an open question-and-answer session with UMass Amherst students on Monday, Sept. 15 at the Isenberg School of Management. The press is invited to attend.

In their weekly opinion column, syndicated to major newspapers worldwide, the husband-and-wife team discusses the role of government, surviving the global marketplace, and leadership. Recent columns have examined CEO pay, managing emotion in the workplace, and how to retain creative employees. Suzy Welch is a former Associated Press reporter and editor of the Harvard Business Review.

Jack Welch, a native of Salem, Mass., earned a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from UMass in 1957. He received the President’s Distinguished Alumni Award in 1981. In 2001, having retired from GE after serving as its CEO and chairman for 20 years, he established a $1 million scholarship for Salem High School graduates. In 2005, UMass Amherst established two full undergraduate scholarships, the Jack Welch Scholars, funded by a gift.