Keith Bailey, a member of the University of Missouri-Rolla Board of Trustees and retired chair, president and chief executive officer of The Williams Companies Inc. of Tulsa, Okla., will discuss leadership and engineering education at two upcoming forums on campus.
Both forums are free and open to the public and are offered as part of UMR’s Porth Distinguished Lecture Series.
The first open forum, "Engineering Education for the Future," is set for 3:30 p.m., Monday, April 12, in Room 104 of UMR’s Mechanical Engineering Building. The seminar will explore "how to be relevant in the four-standard-deviation world we helped create," Bailey says.
The other presentation, "How To Make It in the Corporate World — Getting on the Ladder and Moving Up," will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in Room G-3 of UMR’s Schrenk Hall. "Serendipity and other keys to climbing the corporate world" will be discussed, Bailey adds.
A 1964 graduate of UMR with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Bailey completed the Harvard University program for management development in 1978; received a professional degree in mechanical engineering from UMR in 1981 and also received an honorary doctorate in engineering from UMR in 1994. Also a strong supporter of UMR, Bailey’s donations to the campus helped establish the Allgood-Bailey Stadium and the Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professorship in Integrated Product Manufacturing, a position held by Dr. Ming Leu of the mechanical and aerospace engineering department.
The Porth Series is supported through a fund established by the late Virginia Lee Porth in honor of her father Harry William Lee Porth, a UMR alumnus.
Previous participants in the Porth Series include Ralph Nader, Roger Boisjoly, David Billington and George Campbell Jr.