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Alumni Offer Thoughts From Successful Careers at SELF Speaker Series

Thursday, December 4, 2014

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Two University of Kansas engineering alumni will share stories of their successful careers in industry development and entrepreneurship at a SELF Speaker Series event on Dec. 4.

Brothers John Robinson and Clint Robinson will take part in a fireside chat moderated by retired Professor Tom Mulinazzi at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 4, in the Spahr Engineering Classroom of Eaton Hall. The event is sponsored by the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows (SELF) Program of the KU School of Engineering. The Robinsons will offer stories and observations from their successful professional and civic careers. The event is free and open to all.

About the Speakers

John Robinson is a 1972 graduate of the KU School of Engineering. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering as well as a master’s in environmental health engineering. Upon graduation he joined Black & Veatch where he rose up the chain of command to hold several leadership positions, including chairman of Black & Veatch UK Ltd. and president of Black & Veatch International. In 2000, he left Black and Veatch to become executive director of AMEY Plc. and later joined EPCglobal as its chairman. In 2004, he returned to the United States to serve as chairman of Hamilton Ventures LLC, a consulting and investment company, in Kansas City, Mo.

Clint Robinson is a 1985 graduate of the KU School of Engineering with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. In 1991 he earned a master’s degree in civil engineering, also from KU. He currently serves as associate vice president and director of State and Local Government Affairs for Black & Veatch Corp. In addition to his 30 years at Black & Veatch, he has been very active in a number of professional and civic organizations. He has served on the Blue Valley School District Board of Education and served as its president. He currently is on the St. Luke’s South Hospital Board of Directors and the American Council of Engineering Companies, where he is senior vice-chair. He also serves on the Edison Awards Steering Committee, which evaluates and honors the most successful innovations and entrepreneurs in the world. 

Both are registered professional engineers.

About the SELF Program

The Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program is a leadership enrichment program for dynamic students at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Successful businessman and KU alumnus Madison “Al” Self and his wife, Lila, established the program in 2007 with the expectation that it would make a difference in the lives of students who would then go on to make a difference in business and industry and the world.

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