Cedarville University Names its First Executive-in-Residence

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Gary Habegger, former vice president for human resources and administration at the Goodrich Corporation, has been named the first Executive-in-Residence of the department of business administration at Cedarville University. In his 21 years at Goodrich, Habegger was intricately involved in the company`s human resources, transforming the department from an administrative support function to a strategic business partner. Habegger retired from Goodrich in 2000 and is currently an advisor/consultant on topics such as strategic planning, change management, compensation and benefits design, and executive recruiting. He resides in Uniontown. A graduate of Seattle Pacific University, Habegger holds a M.S. in mathematics from Michigan State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. His memberships include the Society for Human Resource Management, the Manufacturers Alliance Human Resources Council, and the Business Roundtable. He is on the elder board of Maranatha Bible Church of Akron. "The department of business administration is excited about the opportunity for our students and faculty to interact with Gary Habegger through the Executive-in-Residence program," said Ron Walker, chair of the department of business administration. "Gary has the contacts and corporate experience that can translate into additional opportunities for our students to be informed more fully about professional career choices and to network better with business professionals in their fields of study." Habegger will visit campus five to six times a year for one to two days at a time. During his one-year term as Executive-in-Residence, his activities could include teaching undergraduate classes, conducting seminars, interacting with the campus community, presenting an open forum to the University, and meeting with alumni. The Executive-in-Residence program is designed to bring senior-level executives to campus to enrich the learning environment of undergraduate business majors, foster working relationships between business leaders and faculty, and provide faculty and staff with new ideas and perspectives on how to serve the business community. The Cedarville University Department of Business Administration currently has 400 students majoring in one or more of its six programs: accounting, finance, international studies: global economics and international business, management, management information systems, and marketing. For more information about the Executive-in-Residence program or the department of business administration, contact Walker at 937-766-7911. -30-