Dennis Muilenburg (AerE ’86) will deliver the Spring Commencement address on Saturday, May 4 at Jack Trice Stadium. Muilenburg, who serves as chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Company, will address a record 4,322 graduates. The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing employs approximately 150,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. He is receiving an honorary Doctor of Science degree for “outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and technology, particularly in the field of aerospace engineering.”
Throughout his career, Muilenberg has maintained a connection to Iowa State and the undergraduate students. Muilenburg was recently at Iowa State in the fall, along with fellow AerE alum, Vance Coffman, to share their perspectives on aerospace engineering with a group of students and faculty. Muilenburg also announced Boeing’s sponsorship of the M:2:I program.
This marks the second time in the last nine years that an aerospace engineering alum has delivered the commencement address. Clay Anderson (MS 1983) spoke at the 2009 commencement.