Carpenter Technology President and CEO to Address Graduates at Albright College's Winter Commencement

Ninety-three students from Albright’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program, 32 students from the traditional day program and five master’s degree students will receive diplomas at Albright College’s Winter Commencement on Sunday, Dec. 15. The ceremony, the largest winter commencement in College history, will be held in the Bollman Center at 1 p.m.

Diplomas will be presented by President Lex O. McMillan III, Ph.D. Businessman William A. Wulfsohn will deliver the commencement address.

Wulfsohn brought more than 25 years of industrial and manufacturing experience to Carpenter Technology Corporation when he joined the company as president and chief executive officer in 2010. Throughout his career, Wulfsohn has been a leader at companies known for innovative technology and best-in-class processes. Before joining Carpenter, he served as senior vice president, industrial coatings segment, and previously as European managing director, for PPG Industries, a FORTUNE 200 company with more than $12 billion in annual revenues.

Prior to PPG, Wulfsohn was vice president and general manager for Honeywell’s Nylon System unit, and for a decade he worked at Morton International/Rohm & Haas, where he went from serving as a director of marketing to vice president, officer and business director. He began his career with stints at McKinsey & Company and Parker Chemical.

Wulfsohn earned a chemical engineering degree magna cum laude from University of Michigan, where he was a James B. Angell Scholar. He received a master of business administration from Harvard University. Wulfsohn served on the board for Carpenter Technology prior to being named president and CEO. Currently, he serves on the PolyOne board and the University of Michigan Chemical Engineering Alumni Board, and as a trustee for the Caron Foundation.

Albright’s Accelerated Degree Completion Program is designed for the working adult student to complete a bachelor’s degree in approximately 24 months while attending one evening per week. Since the program’s inception in 1997, Albright has expanded its program to 11 classroom locations serving 10 counties throughout eastern and central Pennsylvania and Mesa, Ariz. Students can complete degrees in accounting, business administration, organizational behavior/applied psychology, crime and justice, digital communications, information systems, and information systems and management. Albright’s Accelerated Degree Start Program allows students to jump start an undergraduate career and earn the general studies portion of a bachelor’s degree in as little as two years, while working full-time.

Albright’s graduate program in education leads to a master of arts or a master of science degree and offers three concentrations: general education (which includes secondary education content areas), PK-4 early childhood education and special education. Candidates can also pursue teacher certification in an area completing the master’s degree.