Navistar is the newest corporate affiliate of The Hoeft Technology & Management program at the University of Illinois, the university's undergraduate minor degree bridging the College of Business with the College of Engineering.

The T&M Program at Illinois bridges the gap between traditional engineering and business education by offering a unique curriculum to a select group of qualified undergraduates drawn from the Colleges of Engineering and Business. Working closely with its corporate partners, the T&M Program prepares students to be tomorrow's leaders in technology and business.

"Within the College of Engineering, we consider leadership, impact, and collaboration as key measures of excellence," says Ilesanmi Adesida, dean of the College of Engineering. "The Hoeft T&M program helps our students develop the skills that will allow them to lead and work with others. As a leading manufacturer in the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, Navistar's innovation and expertise provides another dimension to our students' experiences."

Navistar has appointed A. J. Cederoth, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Greg Fadler, director of fuel economy center of excellence; and Tony Stinsa, director of finance, integrated product development, to serve as co-members of The Hoeft Technology & Management Corporate Affiliate Board to whom the program looks for strategic advice and direction regarding the relevance of all program activities.

"With our own roots in Illinois going back more than 165 years, Navistar is proud to join other leading businesses in our support of the University of Illinois," Cederoth says.

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