Norm Augustine knows a lot about the business world, and on April 8 he will share his knowledge with the West Virginia University community.

Augustine, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., will present “Want Jobs? Invest in Our Universities” as part of the 2010 David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas at 7:30 p.m. in the Mountainlair ballrooms.

He was a member of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Augustine was chairman and principal officer of the American Red Cross for nine years, chairman of the National Academy of Engineering, president and chairman of the Association of the United States Army, chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association and chairman of the Defense Science Board. He is also the former president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Boy Scouts of America.

He has received the National Medal of Technology and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Public Service Award. Augustine has received the Department of Defense’s highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal, five times.

He has been awarded 23 honorary degrees and was selected by Who’s Who in America and the Library of Congress as one of “Fifty Great Americans.”

Augustine received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aeronautical engineering from Princeton University.

Augustine will be the sixth speaker at WVU’s 2010 David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas. The lecture series is scheduled to feature nine events and seven outstanding professionals.

The series is supported in part by the David C. Hardesty Jr. Festival of Ideas Endowment, which was established in 2007 by the WVU Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation that generates, receives and administers private gifts from individuals and organizations for the benefit of WVU.

To view the complete 2010 Festival of Ideas schedule, visit .



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