Olabisi Boyle, director, Engineering Planning, Chrysler Group LLC
Chrysler Group LLC has been named a top supporter of engineering programs at the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the third consecutive year, according to U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) magazine.
In making its final selection, USBE&IT considered input from the deans of the nation’s 14 accredited HBCUs and from members of the corporate-academic alliance, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering. Each year, the magazine selects ten corporate and ten government or non-profit organizations that provide the most support to HBCUs. The “Top Supporter” list has been in existence for ten years.
“On behalf of Chrysler Group, we are honored to be recognized for our commitment to the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a great source of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) talent,” said Georgette Borrego Dulworth, director – Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Chrysler Group LLC. “Identifying and recruiting diverse talent with world-class skills is imperative to our company’s continued success.”
Chrysler Group also remains committed to developing and nurturing its diverse technical leaders in the STEM disciplines.
In February, USBE&IT awarded its 2012 Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Visionary Award to Chrysler Group’s Larry Williams, director – Interior Engineering.
In October 2012, USBE&IT recognized Chrysler Group’s Olabisi Boyle, director – Engineering Planning with the 2012 Women of Color Leadership Award, recognizing her accomplishments in leading and managing in the STEM disciplines. Boyle was previously recognized as a Women of Color “Technology Rising Star” and is a past recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Award.
“We are consistently finding many organizations that are doing their fair share in building the STEM pipeline,” said Tyrone Taborn, editor in chief of USBE&IT magazine. “Black students and professionals want to know what these organizations are doing for their colleges because they want to work for employers that are committed to their community.”