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Walter R. Garrison

Chairman, C.E.O., CDI Corporation
1990 DESA Recipient
Primary office:



  • B.S., M.S. Aeronautical Engineering, 1948 & 1950

Walter R. Garrison has been responsible for the growth and perfection of the American engineering services industry. His generosity in founding the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology has helped by-passed learners establish successful technical careers.

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times