Krueger International CEO Dick Resch confirmed that a $5 million donation will be made to the School of Engineering at UW-Green Bay. In turn, the university decided to honor the donation by naming the institution the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering, which will combine the environmental, electrical and mechanical engineering technology programs with a new mechanical engineering degree program. Moreover, WEC Energy Group donated an additional $1 million to the new engineering program, which is the largest donation the company has ever made. The president of WEC Energy, Kevin Fletcher, shared that the size of the donation reflects the value the company places in future engineers.
The donations from both companies will allow for a paramount transformation of the engineering program at UW-Green Bay. The university is currently working to raise the additional $5.9 million necessary to establish the engineering program and is looking to the community and alumni for donations. Overall, the $6 million in donations from the two Wisconsin based companies helped spearhead the fundraising efforts and will ultimately lead to a profound new program at UW-Green Bay. The expansion of the engineering program provides great promise for the continuous enlightenment of up and coming Wisconsin engineers.
Read more about the expansion of the School of Engineering and other projects here.