Roush Donates $1 Million To Support Automotive, Math Programs
Photo of EMU President Dr. James Smith, Jack E. Roush, and EMU Dean Mohamad Qatu courtesy of EMU
Jack Roush, the founder, CEO, and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing, has donated $1 million to Eastern Michigan University, his alma mater.
The gift will help support mathematics and automotive programs in the University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. It includes a $200,000 fund for the purchase of industry-standard automotive lab equipment, along with $400,000 to each of the mathematics and automotive programs at the school.
“I have a lifelong commitment to learning, and I’ve come full circle, from receiving my master’s degree in scientific mathematics at EMU to founding and chairing a company so heavily committed to technical excellence,” said Roush. “One of the challenges for young people coming of age in our time is marrying a strong academic background with practical experience. The GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology program’s hardware labs, focused on solving real-world problems, meet that challenge. I’m glad to see that my gift will optimize opportunities for students to gain vitally important hands-on experience.”